Sept mélodies : Work information

Composers
(Amédée-)Ernest Chausson ( Music, Images,)
Performed by
Graham Johnson (Piano), Felicity Lott (Soprano)

This work

Work name
Sept mélodies
Work number
Op. 2
Key
n/a
Genre
A
Composed
1882-00-00 02:00:00

This recording

Label
Forlane CI
Producer
Marc Brown
Engineer
Anthony Howell
Recording date
1996-01-01 00:00:00

The Composers

(Amédée-)Ernest Chausson

Although the young Ernest Chausson was introduced to the fashionable salons of Paris early in life, his lack of contact with children his own age left him awkward and maladroit.  Studying under Massenet and Cèsar Franck at the Paris Conservatoire led him to visit Germany to hear Wagner.  This brought out a greater degree of drama in his works, which had previously been restrained and elegant.  He died prematurely in a cycling accident, leaving a small but rounded oeuvre.

Related composers: Claude Debussy, Gabriel Fauré

Track listing

  • Les Papillons 1:25 min
  • Le colibri 3:33 min