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In Henri Hell's view, Poulenc's piano writing can be divided into the percussive and the gentler style reminiscent of the harpsichord. He later set many of their poems to music.

There was a fashion for African arts in Paris at the time, and Poulenc was delighted to run across some published verses purportedly Liberian, but full of Parisian boulevard slang. At Brive-la-Gaillarde he began three new works, and once back at his home in Noizay in October he started on a fourth. He attributed this to the need for maturity before tackling the subjects he chose to set.

As I meditated on the fragility of our human frame, I was drawn once more to the life of the spirit. He used one of the poems in two sections of the rhapsody. He spent the summer of that year with family and friends at Brive-la-Gaillarde in south-central France. Hell suggests that Koechlin's influence occasionally inhibited Poulenc's natural simple style, and that Auric offered useful guidance to help him appear in his true colours.

If one part is erased

If one part is erased you get only a pale photocopy of what he really is. If you take away either part, the serious or the non-serious, you destroy him.

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