Sinfonietta (Poulenc)

Sinfonietta (Poulenc)

The Sinfonietta is a work for orchestra by Francis Poulenc. Composed in 1947, it was first given in London on October 24, 1948, under the baton of Roger Desormière. The music is light and, at times, satirical, and overflows with popular turns and dance rhythms. The work is in four movements:

  • I. Allegro con fuoco
  • II. Molto vivace
  • III. Andante cantabile
  • IV. Très vite et très gai


  • David Ewen, Encyclopedia of Concert Music. New York; Hill and Wang, 1959.

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