An Entertainment in the Form of Six Poetical and Musical Parodies for Narrator and Piano
|Date of composition||1949/1950|
|Type of work||Concert music|
|Musical forces||Narrator and Piano|
|Notes||Movements are: 1. Mouvement Perpétuel (Francis Poulenc/Lewis Carroll); 2. Tango (Darius Milhaud/Edith Sitwell); 3. Berceuse (Gabriel Fauré/William Shakespeare); 4. Mazurka (Dmitri Shostakovich/T. S. Eliot); 5. Negro Song (Antonín Dvořák/Rudyard Kipling); 6. Carioca! (Heitor Villa-Lobos/Gertrude Stein)|
…and very skilful parodies they are. As a piece of entertainment, this work is superb and indicative of great craftsmanship on the part of both composer and poet.
—The Croydon Advertiser, 28th October 1965