Le Livre de Baudelaire

four songs arranged for voice & orchestra from Cinq poèmes de Charles Baudelaire by Claude Debussy

First performance, March 10, 1994, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, John Adams, conductor, Roberta Alexander, soprano

About the songs

I. Le Balcon
II. Harmonie du soir
III. Le jet d’eau
IV. Recueillement

These Debussy song arrangements may be performed by either soprano, tenor or a high baritone.

Orchestra

3 flutes (3=picc)
2 oboes
2 clarinets
bass clarinet
2 bassoons
4 horns
1 percussion
timpani
harp
celesta
strings

Duration: approximately 2o minutes

Publisher: Boosey & Hawkes

Recordings

Maltman recording

Christopher Maltman, baritone, BBC Symphony

Susan Graham, mezzo, BBC Symphony

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