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Lili Boulanger (1893-1918)
« on: November 25, 2016, 03:45:11 AM »
One of musical history's great prematurely deceased "what ifs". My ramblings-on about her Psalm 130 setting, etc. can be found here:https://leggierosite.wordpress.com/2...oulanger-girl/

[For anyone who may have happened across a near-identical post to this on another forum, yes, I’m shamelessly repeating myself in the hope of generating further discussion!]
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Re: Lili Boulanger (1893-1918)
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Re: Lili Boulanger (1893-1918)
« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2017, 01:34:31 AM »
Finally took some time to explore her works and I'm hooked. Brooding and longing and unafraid to shift gears.

D'un soir triste
<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/1OERJAjoHRY" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/1OERJAjoHRY</a>

Reminds me of Kaprálová, also an immense talent lost way too soon.
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Re: Lili Boulanger (1893-1918)
« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2017, 08:32:22 AM »
Thank you for the Kaprálová link - I'll get exploring! Your comments about Boulanger (not to mention the Martinů connection, which I find intriguing) suggest that you and I may look for very similar things in music...

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Re: Lili Boulanger (1893-1918)
« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2018, 02:39:20 AM »
Can't not revive her thread after hearing her wonderful 'Pour les funerailles d'un soldat' at a concert which had a War and Remembrance theme in London last night. I shall be listening to more of her beautifully poetic and eloquent music.


The above is a wonderful disc.
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"Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm" (Churchill).

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Re: Lili Boulanger (1893-1918)
« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2018, 07:36:13 AM »
Can't not revive her thread after hearing her wonderful 'Pour les funerailles d'un soldat' at a concert which had a War and Remembrance theme in London last night. I shall be listening to more of her beautifully poetic and eloquent music.


The above is a wonderful disc.

Thanks for the tip!
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Re: Lili Boulanger (1893-1918)
« Reply #6 on: August 13, 2018, 09:07:35 AM »
Thanks for the tip!
I'm sure that you'd love the CD. I played it right through three times today. What a loss she was - only 24.
She was the real thing, as my daughter and I agreed at the concert last night.
"Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm" (Churchill).