Room Francis Poulenc
Francis Poulenc (1899-1963)
The Second War is a pivotal period in the composer’s life. In 1943, Poulenc rented a small two-piece in Beaulieu-sur-Dordogne and began composing a violin concerto at Ginette Neveu’s request, but quickly abandoned the work to start writing a cantata, completed in the late summer of 1943.
Poulenc’s correspondence with his close friend Genevieve Sienkiewicz evokes the process of writing Human Figure. Retired to Beaulieu, he wrote to his friend in August 1943: “I am working on an a capella cantata on Eluard’s poems. (…) I’ve already done 3/4 of this cycle and am not dissatisfied. He recalls the sad apartment where he resides in Beaulieu with a view of the bell tower and says “It is by contemplating it, solid and so French, that I designed the music of “Liberty” , wich closes the cantata. The publisher Paul Rouart agreed to publish the work despite the Occupation and shipped it to London, allowing its creation by 1945 on the BBC. It is the composer’s absolute masterpiece.
Rates 2020 With breakfast included Prices in euros Residence tax 0.70 euros per day per person 18 years and older
22m² Extra bed: 30 euros/day Extra children’s bed: 20 euros/day Holiday checks accepted
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€78 / night
€93 / night
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€93 / night
€105 / night