Jean Cocteau was a French poet, novelist, dramatist, designer, boxing manager, playwright, artist and filmmaker.
His world involved collaborations with Francis Poulenc, Eric Satie, Marianne Oswald, Suzy Solidor, Edith Piaf, Jean Marais, Jeanne Moreau, Diaghilev, Picasso and more.
Jean Cocteau’s sound producer Fred Kiriloff compiled this four-CD boxed set of historic Cocteau recordings which include
Parade, Jean Cocteau’s Theatre, Les Voleurs d’Enfants (The Abductors), La Toison d’Or (The Golden Fleece), La Machine Infernale (The Infernal Mechanism), La Voix Humaine (The Human Voice), Presentation of the Group of Six, Le Bel Indifférent (The Callous Beau), Les Parents Terribles, Reception Speech at the Académie Française. Plus previously unissued items, such as: L’Arbre de Noël (The Christmas Tree), Crucifixion, Nuit de Noël (Christmas Night) and the Preface to Les Mariés de la Tour Eiffel (The Eiffel Tower Wedding).
Includes a 48 page booklet with both French and English notes.