René-François Sully-Prudhomme


René-François Sully-Prudhomme

1839 - 1907

René François Armand (Sully) Prudhomme was a French poet and essayist, and was the first ever winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature, in 1901.

Born in Paris, Prudhomme originally studied to be an engineer, but turned to philosophy and later to poetry; he declared it as his intent to create scientific poetry for modern times. In character sincere and melancholic, he was linked to the Parnassus school, although, at the same time, his work displays characteristics of its own.

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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.

Au bord de l'eau Op. 8 no.1 Gabriel Fauré
Ici‑bas tous les lilas meurent (1887) Pauline Viardot
Le Galop (1869) Henri Duparc

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