Join us on Saturday, November 10 for the third concert in our 2018-2019 season. The young Italian pianist Gabriele Strata will perform music by Beethoven, Liszt, Chopin, and Prokofiev.
This set of three songs for female voice and piano, composed by Claude Debussy, was published in 1897 with a dedication to the writer André Gide. The texts were based on prose poems by Pierre Louÿs from a collection titled Les Chansons de Bilitis. Notable for their sensuality and beguiling mild eroticism, the three songs were first performed in public by singer Blanche Marot at a Société Nationale de Musique concert on March 17, 1900, with Debussy at the piano.