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Chansons de la Belle Époque: an evening of French Music & Poetry

  • Conservatory Orchestra Hall 3 Conservatory Drive Singapore 117376 (map)

2 Duos pour deux sopranos Opus 10
1. Puisqu’ici bas
2. Tarentelle

20 Mélodies, 1er recueil
No. 1 Rêverie
No. 2 Si mes vers avaient des ailes
No. 11 Fete galantes
No. 16 D’une prison

Préludes II
No. 4 Fairies are Exquisite Dancers
No. 5 Bruyeres

The Belle Époque (Beautiful Age) was a period between 1871 and 1914, lasting from the end of the Franco-Prussian War to the beginning of the First World War, which saw the construction of the Eiffel Tower, Paris Métro, the Paris Opera and the Basilica of Sacré-Cœur. During the Universal Expositions in Paris in 1878, 1889 and 1900, millions of tourists went to Paris to see the latest developments in art, commerce and technology. Paris was the birthplace of many movements including Impressionism and Art Nouveau. This term ‘Belle Époque’ came into use after the First World War and represents a simpler life with optimism, elegance and progress.

Come join us in this student curated lecture-recital as we explore the gorgeous music of Gabriel Fauré, Reynaldo Hahn, Claude Debussy and the poetry of Victor Hugo and Paul Verlaine. Poetic recitations and compositional descriptions will accompany the performance of the pieces.


Ticketing Information
• Free admission via Eventbrite registration.
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Earlier Event: March 2
Cool Classics: Re-imaginations
Later Event: March 6
SoundBites: OpusNovus