Monday, April 15, 2019

Music Monday: Versailles by Nadia Bouluanger

Music Monday: a day for contemporary music, soundtracks and other tunes related to Marie Antoinette.

For this Music Monday, I'd like to share a piece from Nadia Boulanger, a notable composer, conductor and teacher who taught some of the most prominent composers of the 20th century. Her students included Louise Talma, Elaine Bearer, Virgil Thomson, Roy Harris, Philip Glass--just to name a few.

'Versailles' was composed by Boulanger in 1906. She set her composition the text 'O Versailles,' a poem by Albert Samain. The performer in this particular recording is Nicole Cabell, with Lucy Mauro on the piano.

The original French text for Albert Samain's O Versailles can be read here.

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