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From 7 Mélodies, Op.2, N.6
Voice / Vocal Fach Soprano/ Mezzo / Alto/ Baritone/ Bass
Original key E phrygian
Language French
Composer Ernest Chausson 1855 – 1899
Poet Louise-Victorine Ackermann 1813 – 1890
Range Hébé

Hébé, a setting by Louise-Victorine Akermann, was composed by Ernest Chausson in 1880 (in E phrygien mode) and published in 1882. It is the sixth song of his cycle, 7 Mélodies, Op.2.

Aged 27, Chausson composes his first song cycle, Sept Mélodies. The unity of the song cycle is to be found in Chausson’s distinctive music as the texts are quite assorted: two poems by Leconte de Lisle (1st and 7th), two by Théophile Gautier (3rd and 4th), one written by Armand Silvestre(2nd), one by Paul Bourget (5th) and one by Louise-Victorine Akermann (6th). If the influence of Berlioz and Gounod can be perceived distinctively in some of the songs, Chausson’s numerous trips to Munich to hear Wagner’s operas also certainly influenced his composition style, in a major way.

Hébé is the sixth song of 7 Mélodies. The music echoes the mythological theme of the poem with grace and airiness. Hébé, goddess of youth in Greek mythology is recalled with envy as life seems to lead all too fast to old age. Chausson uses the Phrygian mode to give the music a feeling of classical antic simplicity. The accompaniment at the piano, first built around soft thirds, then around calm arpeggios, seems to evoke a lyre and its cords being delicately plucked.

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