[Program Two Contemporaries and Colleagues]

Program Two 
Contemporaries and Colleagues

Nadia Boulanger was just ten when she first entered the Paris Conservatoire, where for the next seven years she would rub shoulders with some of the leading lights of French music.

Program Two traces these early musical relationships, coupling songs she wrote in her teens with chamber works by then-preeminent Debussy, her composition teacher Fauré, and renowned classmates George Enescu and Ravel.

It was in an exam in 1904, the year she swept the Conservatoire prizes, that Boulanger first met Raoul Pugno. From then until his death ten years later, the older composer and keyboardist would become her mentor, friend, probable lover, and performance partner, as well as the composition collaborator with whom she co-authored works including the song cycle Les heures claires, from which an excerpt will be heard.


1 pm Performance

Samantha Martin, soprano
Tyler Duncan, baritone

Allegra Chapman, piano
Caroline Davis, alto saxophone
Shari Hoffman, clarinet
Neave Trio
Alex Sopp, flute
Arnaud Sussmann, violin
Erika Switzer, piano
Orion Weiss, piano

Nadia Boulanger (1887–1979)

Nadia Boulanger (1887–1979) / Raoul Pugno (1852–1914)
   From Les heures claires (1909)

Lili Boulanger (1893–1918)

Florent Schmitt (1870-1958)
   Andantino, Op. 30/1 (1906)

Claude Debussy (1862–1918)
   Trois Chansons de France (1904)

Charles Koechlin (1867–1950)
   Épitaphe de Jean Harlow, Op. 164 (1937)

Maurice Ravel (1875–1937)
   Piano Trio in A minor (1914)

Gabriel Fauré (1845–1924)
   Barcarolle No. 6 in E-flat, Op. 70 (1896)

George Enescu (1881–1955)
   Violin Sonata No. 3, Op. 25 (1926)

Marion Bauer (1882–1955)
   Four Pieces, Op. 21 (1930) 

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