Author Topic: Lili Boulanger  (Read 2668 times)

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Lili Boulanger
« on: November 08, 2007, 03:25:38 AM »
Someone told me, that there were not many recordings of her fantastic works. But if there exist any collection with fx all her Psaumes or other works, please let me know. Or maybe there are any particular good recordings?

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Re: Lili Boulanger
« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2007, 11:04:16 AM »
Mikkel, I can heartily recommend this recording, which has four of her works, including three of the psalms.  John Eliot Gardiner, the Monteverdi Choir and the LSO do a sensational job, and the Stravinsky performance is also outstanding.



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Re: Lili Boulanger
« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2007, 12:11:33 PM »
Mikkel, I can heartily recommend this recording, which has four of her works, including three of the psalms.  John Eliot Gardiner, the Monteverdi Choir and the LSO do a sensational job, and the Stravinsky performance is also outstanding.



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I second this recommendation. Excellent performances throughout.

I can also recommend these recordings:

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Re: Lili Boulanger
« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2007, 04:38:48 AM »
I have the Chandos disc Wanderer shows, and I can give it my highest recommendation. Stunning music.
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Re: Lili Boulanger
« Reply #4 on: November 10, 2007, 09:04:50 AM »
Mikkel, I can heartily recommend this recording, which has four of her works, including three of the psalms.  John Eliot Gardiner, the Monteverdi Choir and the LSO do a sensational job, and the Stravinsky performance is also outstanding.



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This is the one, I already have.  :)

I second this recommendation. Excellent performances throughout.

I can also recommend these recordings:


And I got this one from the library, though the cd was too damaged to play.  :'( But so far I can see, since the Psaume 130 lasts about 30 minuttes for orchestra, chorus, organ and soloists, I thought she must have written a lot!

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Re: Lili Boulanger
« Reply #5 on: November 10, 2007, 11:39:45 AM »
She died young (only 24) so she has only a small body of work. She also wrote a lovely song cycle for tenor and piano called Clairieres dans le Ciel. It has been recorded a couple of times at least (I remember a lovely version with Eric Tappy), but I have no idea whether it's available at the moment.  The version with Martn Hill as soloist appears to be still available, though I seem to remember he was a bit overstretched.

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Re: Lili Boulanger
« Reply #6 on: November 10, 2007, 01:34:33 PM »
She died young (only 24) so she has only a small body of work.

There must be at least 130 orchestral works, isn´t there? It would be nice, if they existed on one cd box set.

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Re: Lili Boulanger
« Reply #7 on: November 10, 2007, 11:07:09 PM »
There must be at least 130 orchestral works, isn´t there?

http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lili_Boulanger

French wikipedia lists around 35 works (three psalm settings - 24th, 129th and 130th). Don't know if it is exhaustive list, but 130 orchestral works sounds improbable for someone who died at 24.

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Re: Lili Boulanger
« Reply #8 on: November 11, 2007, 08:28:50 AM »
http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lili_Boulanger

French wikipedia lists around 35 works (three psalm settings - 24th, 129th and 130th). Don't know if it is exhaustive list, but 130 orchestral works sounds improbable for someone who died at 24.

Oh, I thought the psalm number was the number of works, she wrote.

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Re: Lili Boulanger
« Reply #9 on: November 11, 2007, 01:11:36 PM »




To complete the Lily Boulanger discography.

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Re: Lili Boulanger
« Reply #10 on: November 11, 2007, 01:20:39 PM »
To complete the Lily Boulanger discography.

Not without this one (or on Everest)


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Re: Lili Boulanger
« Reply #11 on: November 11, 2007, 01:59:26 PM »
But of course..! Great disc -not so great sound (well, it is quite old) . The boy who sings Pie Jesu has a ..."strange" voice? !! ?

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Re: Lili Boulanger
« Reply #12 on: November 11, 2007, 02:12:02 PM »

     I agree about the Gardiner disc, the Boulanger and the Stravinsky are outstanding.

     Nadia Boulanger's performance of these works by Lili Boulanger and Faure is certainly authoritative.


     

      Faure visited the Boulanger household when the sisters were children and gave them piano lessons.
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Re: Lili Boulanger
« Reply #13 on: January 26, 2011, 03:27:59 AM »
Hi, I found that there is a really excellent new edition of this extraordinary piece. On the Site of the publisher you can even flip through the whole score, while the music is playing. Hope you like it: http://inter-note.com/nvd/result.jsp?query=psaume

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Re: Lili Boulanger
« Reply #14 on: March 12, 2017, 02:43:48 PM »
This thread hasn’t moved in ages, so now’s the time -

Cross-posted from the ‘Listening’ thread:

I can’t get enough of this recording at the moment:



Psalm 24, "La terre appartient a l’Eternel"
Pour les funerailles d'un soldat
Psalm 129, "Ils m'ont assez opprime”
D'un soir triste
D'un matin de printemps
Psalm 130, "Du fond de l’abime"
Vieille priere bouddhique


Absolutely stunning recording and I vastly prefer this Timpani release to the Chandos one. There’s something resplendent about Stringer’s performances here that I find more compelling than Tortelier’s. The darker undercurrents are also given more attention here.
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