Autograph musical quotation from the composer's ballet Les Animaux Modèles, signed and dated London, March 1945
3 measures, notated in ink on a leaf 128 mm. x 150 mm. and attractively double-matted and framed with a photographic portrait of Poulenc. Overall dimensions ca. 309 x 452 mm. (ca. 12-3/8" x 17-3/4").
Les Animaux Modèles was composed in 1940-42 and first performed, with choreography by Serge Lifar, at the Paris Opéra on August 8, 1942. An important French composer and pianist, "... while in the field of French religious music, [Poulenc] disputes supremacy with Messiaen, in that of the mélodie he is the most distinguished composer since the death of Fauré." Miryam Chimènes and Roger Nichols in Grove online
Item ID: 21546