The Composer Portraits series offers unique and original monographs on individual composers. Text and music introductions written by experts are combined with carefully chosen selections of newly-engraved music to give a concise but informed overview of the life and work of each composer. This edition focuses on the life and works of the French composer and pianist Francis Poulenc . With notes by Jon Paxman. Writing in the European Piano Teachers Association Journal, Angela Fogg calls Composer Portraits "a well thought-out and well presented series of books offering fantastic repertoire for students in the later grades. I cannot recommend them enough!"