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From 7 Mélodies, Op.2, N.4
Voice / Vocal Fach Soprano/ Mezzo / Alto/ Baritone/ Bass
Original key B minor
Language French
Composer Ernest Chausson 1855 – 1899
Poet Théophile Gautier 1811 – 1872
Range La dernière feuille

La dernière feuille, a setting by Théophile Gautier, was composed by Ernest Chausson in 1880 (in B minor) and published in 1882. It is the fourth 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.

La dernière feuille is the fourth song of the cycle. The austere accompaniment seems to echo the sadness of Théophile Gautier’s poem with its monotonous crotchets. Likewise, the vocal line is extremely minimalist with a reduced vocal ambitus, perhaps to illustrate the desolation of the landscape described in the text. In addition, the harmonies are, at times, extremely dissonant, emphasizing so ever more, the convoluted atmosphere of misery.

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