La Bonne Chanson, Op. 61, by Gabriel Fauré, is a song cycle of nine mélodies for voice and piano. He composed it during 1892–94; in 1898 he created a version for voice, piano and string quintet. The cycle is based on nine of the poems from the collection of the same name by Paul Verlaine. According to Fauré himself, the song cycle contains a number of musical themes which recur from song to song. He had devised this technique for the 1891 song cycle Cinq mélodies "de Venise", which was also based on Verlaine's poetry.
Performances & Interviews
- Faure: La Bonne Chansonhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01znwjq.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01znwjq.jpg2014-05-23T16:38:00.000ZStephen Johnson explores Faure's Song-Cycle 'La Bonne Chanson'.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p01znwq4
Faure: La Bonne ChansonStephen Johnson explores Faure's Song-Cycle 'La Bonne Chanson'.