Poulenc: La Voix Humaine / Duval, Pretre

Release Date: 2/11/1968
Catalog Number: 566893
Composer: Francis Poulenc
Performer: Denise Duval
Conductor: Georges Prêtre
Number of Discs: 1

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Notes and Editorial Reviews
Denise Duval was Francis Poulenc’s muse, the soprano for whom he composed the roles of Blanche in Dialogues des Carmélites, Thérèse in Les Mamelles de Tirésias and “Elle” in La Voix humaine – the nameless Parisienne who, in Jean Cocteau’s skillfully crafted libretto, engages in a tortuous, one-sided telephone conversation with her lover. This compelling solo opera is paired here with a Cocteau monodrama for spoken voice, Le bel indifférent. It stars Edith Piaf, best known, of course, as France’s emblematic popular singer.
Works on This Recording
1. La voix humaine by Francis Poulenc
Performer: Denise Duval (Soprano)
Conductor: Georges Prêtre
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1958 ; France
2. Le bel indifférent by Francis Poulenc
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