Francis Poulenc and Robert Shaw: A Remarkable Symbiotic Relationship

Schmidt, Carl B.
June 2010
Musical Quarterly;Jun2010, Vol. 93 Issue 2, p329
Academic Journal
An essay is presented on the dependent relationship between composer Francis Poulenc and American conductor Robert Shaw. It emphasizes the letters written by Poulenc and Shaw for each other which showed a symbiotic relationship between the two, wherein the letters provide an opportunity to document the difficultes they had trying to make personal contact during the American tours of Poulenc. It explores the efforts made by Poulenc and Shaw to produce choral music known in the 20th century.


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