Poulenc Celebration

Carmelites.pngKENNETH WALTON [Scotsman, 3 September 2007]
FOR a Festival music programme that has had its eccentric touches, ending it with an all-out tribute to the acerbic tonal world of Francis Poulenc, and in particular the decapitation of an entire convent of nuns in his opera Dialogues des CarmÈlites, was gauche in the extreme.