Auvergne - France

Auvergne is one of the 26 administrative regions of France. The current administrative region of Auvergne is larger than the historical province of Auvergne, and includes provinces and areas that historically were not part of Auvergne.

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worldspelledbackwards :

i'm traveling in France soon and the small villages and mountains of the Auvergne looked very photogenic.

nicolestittmills :
"I cannot personally give you advice about Auvergne, but if you are interested in this region, you would enjoy the film/documentary "Etre et Avoir.""
Pastor Dave :
"The small villages are pretty similar to the small villages elsewhere in France, but the big thing in Auvergne is the volcanoes. They are really pretty impressive. There are several that you can climb up and walk around the rim, and even go down into the crater if you wish. Anything that is called a "puy", I believe, is a volcano. I've been in a lot of countries (about 25) and have seen a good number of volcanoes--Auvergne has by far the most interesting that I've seen."
le_ffrench :
"Auvergne is indeed interesting. It is an old chain of mountains and extinct volcanoes. It is mostly middel mountains with summits typically under 1500m (4500 feet). They are all rounded up and quite picturesque. Additionally, you will find areas with rocky ledges and cascades, lakes of various origins, great food (cheese, delicatessen, berries), and interesting fauna (chamois, mouflon sheep, marmotts). Here are the areas I have been to: Massif du Sancy: Towns of La Bourboule et le Mont Dore Vallée de Chaudefour Town of Saint Nectaire (famous cheese) Castle of Murol Lake Pavin Cantal: Plomb du Cantal and Puy Marie summits Town of Salers (famous cheese and cow breed) Clermond Ferrand area: Vulcania (theme park about volcanoes)"
dslmse :

I have to analyse this piece and say if this piece is either Jazz or classical and then prove it. I can't find anything on internet. Iam planning to analyse the entire piece but I haven't find an analyse of Poulenc's style. Help! Its quite urgent so I would really appreciate your help and will give full stars for the best answer!! Thank you and Merry Christmas!

cosaxteacher :
"go to. Put in the words Poulenc and Pavillon, and then limit it to MP3 downloads. To get the full version, it will cost a grand total of 99 cents. Then you can do all the work yourself."
Yes_I_Can :
"Definitely Classical. Poulenc was a member of Les Six (including Milhaud, Honegger, Auric, Tailleferre and Durey), whose main philosophy was a reaction against the Impressionism of Debussy (himself a reaction against the excess of Wagner). In no sense would much of any of Poulenc's work be considered Jazz, with his early piece Rapsodie Negre coming the closest. Keep in mind many in his era had jazz as a loose influence in their styles but not predominantly. The Bourree Au Pavillon (d'Alsace) was written for the Paris Exposition of 1936; and many other composers, both French and foreign, including Milhaud, Auric, Martinu, Honegger, Harsanyi, Tcherepnine and Delannoy also wrote pieces for it. Poulenc's main influences would be Chopin, Schubert, Mozart, Debussy, Ravel and the Symbolist poets Eluard and Apollinaire; and an especial influence from Jean Cocteau who, along with Erik Satie, was the guiding light of Les Six. Poulenc was a composer whose style contains a bizarre contrast of humor, pathos, wit and intellect. He excelled not only in piano music but in chansons and stage works, with minor forays into Orchestral, Film and Chamber music. His style appeared facile yet his method of composition was very laborious. If you listen carefully you can hear that the main theme of the Bouree is a caricature of Mozart's Jupiter Symphony in g minor. Rather, he evoked Mozart but in a lighter, French style. Notice also the series of "bad boy" discords that are a hallmark of his style. A great book on the subject of Francis Poulenc is Carl B. Schmidt's "Entrancing Muse: A Domumented Biography of Francis Poulenc", copyright 2001 Pendragon, ISBN 1-57647-026-1, Book 3 in the Lives In Music Series."

 

Comments on Auvergne

Deddy
Date: 2008-02-04 21:47:01

I'm looking for an American (no, I should say able to purchase Stateside) readily available substitute for the Tomme cheese of the Auvergne region of France. By chance do any of you know? I'm looking to make an "Aligot" or a "Truffade" if that helps at all....


ahsannifty
Date: 2008-02-04 21:47:01

I'm looking for an American (no, I should say able to purchase Stateside) readily available substitute for the Tomme cheese of the Auvergne region of France. By chance do any of you know? I'm looking to make an "Aligot" or a "Truffade" if that helps at all....


bulletservice
Date: 2008-02-04 21:47:01

Wasps prop Phil Vickery has been cited for allegedly trampling on Clermont Auvergne lock Thibaut Privat in last week’s Heineken Cup match.


daniegb123
Date: 2008-02-04 21:47:01

Thousands of secondary schools students in the French region of Auvergne will receive CDs containing free and open-source software when they return to school in September.




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