Catalogue of works

Cinq Poèmes de Baudelaire     70/(64)

Songs

I. Le Balcon
II. Harmonie du soir
III. Le Jet d'eau
IV. Recueillement
V. La Mort des amants

Poet:
Charles Baudelaire

First lines:
I. Mère des souvenirs, maîtresse des maîtresses
II. Voici venir le temps où vibrant sur sa tige
III. Tes beaux yeux sont las, pauvre amante
IV. Sois sage, ô ma douleur
V. Nous aurons des lits pleins d'odeurs légères

Composition dates:
I. January 1888; II. January 1889; III. March 1889; IV. 1889; V. December 1887

Dedication:
Etienne Dupin

Publication:
Voice and piano, subscription to Librairie de l'Art indépendant, February 1890; Durand, June 1902; August 1906 high and low voices (English words); Durand, July 1907, " Le Jet d'eau ", voice and orchestra (high voices)

First hearing:
Voice and piano, Paris, February 1890, private performance at the home of Ernest Chausson; Lyon, 20 February 1903, Victor Debay. Voice and orchestra, Paris, 24 February 1907, Orchestra des Concerts Colonne, soloist Hélène Demellier