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LILI BOULANGER: Dun matin de printemps

 

Fergus McAlpine: Conductor

 

Zemlinsky Chamber Orchestra

Lili Boulanger’s musical talent was immediately recognised when composer and family friend, Gabriel Fauré, discovered that she had perfect pitch at the age of 2, and she went on to become the first ever female recipient of the prestigious Prix de Rome in 1912. Dun matin de printemps was one of the last pieces she finished before her untimely death in 1918 and unlike many of her works, shows a much lighter and joyful character.