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Forget This Night explores impermanence and desire through songs by Lili Boulanger, Karol Szymanowski, and Grazyna Bacewicz. The heart of the program is Clairières dans le ciel, Lili Boulanger's only song cycle and an overlooked masterpiece of the genre, which maps the interior emotional landscape of someone deeply in love-from blissful awe to the devastation of abandonment. The cycle is framed by songs of Szymanowski (a contemporary of Boulanger, who across the continent and against the backdrop of the First World War was also writing music of simmering passion) and Bacewicz, of a generation later, who treats the same themes in songs of fresh directness and aching lyricism. Opening with Boulanger's first extant song, Attente, and ending with the premiere recording of a fragment for solo voice she wrote at the very end of her life, Forget This Night poses a universal human question: how wholeheartedly can we open ourselves to relationships, and moments, that will inevitably end.
Forget This Night explores impermanence and desire through songs by Lili Boulanger, Karol Szymanowski, and Grazyna Bacewicz. The heart of the program is Clairières dans le ciel, Lili Boulanger's only song cycle and an overlooked masterpiece of the genre, which maps the interior emotional landscape of someone deeply in love-from blissful awe to the devastation of abandonment. The cycle is framed by songs of Szymanowski (a contemporary of Boulanger, who across the continent and against the backdrop of the First World War was also writing music of simmering passion) and Bacewicz, of a generation later, who treats the same themes in songs of fresh directness and aching lyricism. Opening with Boulanger's first extant song, Attente, and ending with the premiere recording of a fragment for solo voice she wrote at the very end of her life, Forget This Night poses a universal human question: how wholeheartedly can we open ourselves to relationships, and moments, that will inevitably end.
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Forget This Night
Artist: Katharine Dain
Format: CD
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DISC: 1

1. Boulanger: Clairières Dans Le Ciel - IV. Un Poète Disait
2. Boulanger: Clairières Dans Le Ciel - V. Au Pied de Mon Lit
3. Boulanger: Clairières Dans Le Ciel - VI. Si Tout Ceci N'est Qu'un Pauvre Rêve
4. Boulanger: Clairières Dans Le Ciel - VII. Nous Nous Aimerons Tant
5. Boulanger: Clairières Dans Le Ciel - VIII. Vous M'avez Regardé Avec Toute Votre me
6. Boulanger: Clairières Dans Le Ciel - IX. Les Lilas Qui Avaient Fleuri
7. Boulanger: Clairières Dans Le Ciel - X. Deux Ancolies
8. Boulanger: Clairières Dans Le Ciel - XI. Parce Que J'ai Souffert
9. Boulanger: Clairières Dans Le Ciel - XII. Je Garde Une Medaille D'elle
10. Boulanger: Clairières Dans Le Ciel - XIII. Demain Fera Un An
11. Szymanowski: Trzy Kolysanki, Op. 48 - I. Pochyl Sie Cicho Nad Kolyska
12. Boulanger: J'ai Des Fréponds (Sketchbook Fragment, BN Ms 19469)

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Forget This Night explores impermanence and desire through songs by Lili Boulanger, Karol Szymanowski, and Grazyna Bacewicz. The heart of the program is Clairières dans le ciel, Lili Boulanger's only song cycle and an overlooked masterpiece of the genre, which maps the interior emotional landscape of someone deeply in love-from blissful awe to the devastation of abandonment. The cycle is framed by songs of Szymanowski (a contemporary of Boulanger, who across the continent and against the backdrop of the First World War was also writing music of simmering passion) and Bacewicz, of a generation later, who treats the same themes in songs of fresh directness and aching lyricism. Opening with Boulanger's first extant song, Attente, and ending with the premiere recording of a fragment for solo voice she wrote at the very end of her life, Forget This Night poses a universal human question: how wholeheartedly can we open ourselves to relationships, and moments, that will inevitably end.
        
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