Les Chemins de l'amour

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"Les Chemins de l'amour"
Song by Francis Poulenc
Catalogue FP 106-Ia
Text by Jean Anouilh
Language French
Based on Léocadia
by Jean Anouilh
Composed 1940
Dedication Yvonne Printemps
Premiere
Date 28 November 1940 (1940-11-28)
Location Théâtre de la Michodière, Paris

"Les Chemins de l’amour" (The pathways of love), FP 106-Ia, is a song (mélodie) for voice and piano composed in 1940 by Francis Poulenc on lyrics by Jean Anouilh, based on a waltz sung from the incidental music of the play Léocadia.

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Composed in October 1940,[1] the song is dedicated to the comedian and singer Yvonne Printemps, who sang it at the premiere of the play Léocadia on 1 December 1940. The song was somewhat successful, and Printemps recorded it.

Max Eschig published the score in 1945.

The American singer Jessye Norman made it one of her favorite tunes.

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