LILI BOULANGER (1893-1918): Solo Piano: prélude in D Flat, D’un vieux jardin, D’un jardin clair, Cortège, Choral Works (all w/piano accompaniment): Soir sur la plaine, La source, Pendant la tempête, Les Sirènes, Renouveau, Sous-bois, Soleils de septembre (First Recording), Pour les funéraiiles d’un soldat, Psaume XXIV, Vielle prière bouddhique, Hymne au Soleil.
Catalogue Number: 06T046
Description: It is not difficult to discern Nature as the thematic focus of Boulanger’s choral music. Nature poetry, often metaphorically heightened, inspired her to a breath- taking sensuality of sound which is equal to that of Debussy and Ravel. Her music is characterized by an almost symphonic diversity of timbre and a progressive, frequently modal, harmonic language. French-English texts. Antonii Baryshevskyi (piano), Orpheus Vocal Ensemble; Michael Alber.