The Foot Of The Cross Or The Muzzle Of A Gun

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By Ian Burton.

A centenary portrait of composer Francis Poulenc, drawing on interviews he gave, the reminiscences of friends, his compositions, and imagined scenes with important figures in his life.

The portrait explores how, through the tension between his sexuality and Catholic faith, he created some of the wittiest and most profound music of the 20th century.

With Michael Pennington as Poulenc, and Nathaniel Parker as his lover, Lucien Roubert.