Lili and Nadia Boulanger, following in the footsteps of Claude Debussy, decked the French mélodie in modern and personal colours, in which the dominant note is introspection and melancholy. In so doing, they played their part in establishing the legitimacy of women composers in the early twentieth century.
Recorded by Matteo Costa at the Palazzetto Bru Zane in Venice on 8 and 9 March 2018
Lili Boulanger, Quatre Chants
Nadia Boulanger & Raoul Pugno, Les Heures claires