Lili Boulanger’s dazzling work is run through by the Great War of which she bore the brunt. As early as 1912, Lili Boulanger had written the prophetic Pour les Funérailles d’un soldat, a deep and powerful work, heralding the masterpieces to come. Clairières dans le ciel is a work of formal daring and extraordinary lyric genius. As for De Profundis, it is a both tragic and heroic work, of great scope and power.
Musical illustration Clairières dans le ciel by Hugues Cuenod
Dans l'immense tristesse... by Janina Baechle and Charles Spencer