Trois poèmes de Baudelaire

CR: 69
Year: 2010
Duration: 8'
Instrumentation: Mezzo-Soprano & Piano

Le chat [ca. 3']
La musique [ca. 2']
Harmonie du soir [ca. 3']

During a certain period in 2010 I was studying and listening a lot to mélodies on French texts composed throughout the 19th century and early 20th century but also to lieder on German texts from the same periods. I wanted to do something with what was keeping my mind busy so I wrote three songs for mezzo-soprano and piano on poems by Baudelaire: Le chat, La musique and Harmonie du soir. I wouldn't quite say these songs are written in the style of the heritage of these traditions. Maybe a better way to describe it is to say I was transforming what I adored, in my own way.

show performances
  • 16 October 2011, Het Evertshuis, Bodegraven, The Netherlands (Premiere)
    Liza van der Peijl (mezzo-soprano) & Christiaan Richter (piano)


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