"The speech, I'm not saying that it has to be completely out of step with the music…but it should not be in it as if it were the heart of the music" François Le Roux
"The master begins by congratulating the student, and highlighting that: “in expressing this melody which Francis Poulenc calls transitional, because in all these cycles, he wants transitional melodies between things that are a little more consistent."" The master also adds that the student can go further in contrast. The master also appeals to the sense of humor that appears in this piece, and takes up some issues typical of Paris and France that can be taken into account to better understand the meaning of this work by Poulenc.
It is a very interesting class since it works on a large number of aspects to address this piece: the character of the Parisians, the Parisian accent, Francis Poulenc, the texts and their meaning, their contrast, etc. Constantly, the master starts from text to voice, from word to sound, in an unmissable class.
-The waltz at one time is really the musette waltz. Not Viennese at all, not
-The singer must think about in parisian accent to sing Poulenc
-In Banalities, it was Poulenc who chose the five poems, which have nothing to do with
-In some fragments, melancholy, nostalgic side, it goes in that direction.