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

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Language French / German
Publisher. Info. London: J. & W. Chester, 1949. Plate J.W.C. 9746
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Work Title L’Histoire de Babar, le petit éléphant
Alternative. Title
Composer Poulenc, Francis
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. FP 129
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IFP 40
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1940
First Performance. 1940
First Publication. 1949
Copyright Information The 1962 orchestration by Jean Françaix (d. 1997) is not eligible for IMSLP.
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 DurationAvg. Duration 22 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Early 20th century
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation narrator, piano