Jean De La Fontaine
Jean De La Fontaine1621 - 1695
Jean de La Fontaine (8 September 1621 – 13 April 1695) was a French fabulist and one of the most widely read French poets of the 17th century. He is known above all for his Fables, which provided a model for subsequent fabulists across Europe and numerous alternative versions in France, and in French regional languages.
After a long period of royal suspicion, he was admitted to the French Academy and his reputation in France has never faded since. Evidence of this is found in the many pictures and statues of the writer, as well as later depictions on medals, coins and postage stamps.
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You can read or download Fontaine's Fables for free here on Gutenberg Press.
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.
|La Cigale et la fourmi (1842)||Jacques Offenbach|
|La Cigale et la Fourmi (1919)||André Caplet|
|La Cigale et la fourmi||Camille Saint-Saëns|
|La laitière et le pot au lait (1842)||Jacques Offenbach|
|Le Chêne et le roseau||Pauline Viardot|
|Le Chêne et le roseau||Jean-Baptiste Lully|
|Le corbeau et le renard (1919)||André Caplet|
|Le loup et l'agneau (1919)||André Caplet|