Charles Koechlin


Charles Koechlin

1867 - 1950

Charles Koechlin was a French composer, teacher and writer on music. He was a political radical all his life and a passionate enthusiast for such diverse things as medieval music, Kipling's The Jungle Book, J.S Bach, film stars (especially Lilian Harvey and Ginger Rogers), travel, stereoscopic photography, and socialism. He once said: "The artist needs an ivory tower, not as an escape from the world, but as a place where he can view the world and be himself. This tower is for the artist like a lighthouse shining out across the world."

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Song List

This list is likely to be of songs that have been performed at Oxford International Song Festivals and Oxford Song events, and may not be comprehensive of this composer's compositions. This database is ever growing as a work in progress, with further songs regularly being added.

Chansons de Bilitis (1897) Op. 39 1897-1898 Charles Koechlin
Chant funèbre Op. 39 Charles Koechlin
Épitaphe de Bilitis Op. 39 Charles Koechlin
Hymne à Astarté Op. 39 Charles Koechlin
Hymne à la nuit Op. 39 Charles Koechlin
Pluie au matin Op. 39 Charles Koechlin

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