Charles Baudelaire1821 - 1867
Charles Pierre Baudelaire was a French poet who also produced notable work as an essayist, art critic, and pioneering translator of Edgar Allan Poe.
His most famous work, Les Fleurs du mal (The Flowers of Evil), expresses the changing nature of beauty in modern, industrializing Paris during the 19th century. Baudelaire's highly original style of prose-poetry influenced a whole generation of poets including Paul Verlaine, Arthur Rimbaud and Stéphane Mallarmé among many others. He is credited with coining the term "modernity" (modernité) to designate the fleeting, ephemeral experience of life in an urban metropolis, and the responsibility art has to capture that experience.
Read Les Fleurs du mal here.
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.
|Chant d'automne Op. 5 no.1||Gabriel Fauré|
|Harmonie du soir (1889)||Claude Debussy|
|Hymne Op. 7 no.2||Gabriel Fauré|
|L'invitation au voyage (1870)||Henri Duparc|
|La mort des amants (1887)||Claude Debussy|
|La vie antérieure (1884)||Henri Duparc|
|Le balcon (1888)||Claude Debussy|
|Le jet d'eau (1889)||Claude Debussy|
|Le Revenant (2011)||Tawnie Olson|
|Les hiboux (1921)||Déodat de Séverac|
|Les Hiboux (1921)||Louis Vierne|
|Recueillement (1889) 1887-9||Claude Debussy|
|Une Charogne (2019)||Cheryl Frances-Hoad|