Histoire de Babar le petit éléphant, FP 129 (Poulenc, Francis)

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#309325 - 1.92MB, 37 pp. -  4.9/10 2 4 6 8 10 (7- V/45/34

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French / German


Jean de Brunhoff (1899–1937), German text

Publisher Info.:

London: J. & W. Chester, 1949. Plate J.W.C. 9746


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General Information

Work Title L’Histoire de Babar, le petit éléphant
Alternative Title
Composer Poulenc, Francis
Opus/Catalogue Number FP 129
Year/Date of Composition 1940
First Performance 1940
First Publication 1949
Librettist Jean de Brunhoff (1899–1937)
Language French
Dedication Pour mes petits cousins et mes petits amis, en souvenir de Brive
(cousins: Sophie, Sylvie, Benoit, Florence and Delphine Périer; Yvan, Alain, Marie-Christine and Margueritte-Marie Villotte
amis: Marthe Bosredon, André Lecoeur)
Average Duration 22 minutes
Composer Time Period Modern
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation narrator, piano
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