Being such a prolific composer, particularly for Vocal and Piano works, Gabriel Fauré's music is always addressed with high expectations. His Le Chanson D'Éve for Voice and Piano accompaniment is no exception.
Fauré (1845-1924) began receiving high quality musical instruction from age 10 at the Niedermeyer School. He eventually became a piano pupil of Camille Saint-Saëns. Fauré's career saw him succeed Théodore Dubois as organist at the Church of Madeleine in Paris and become professor of composition at the Paris Conservatoire, all the while composing sublime works. His song cycle Le Chanson D'Éve was composed between 1906 - 1910. As Fauré's longest song cycle, Le Chanson D'Éve is made up of ten melodies based on poetry by Charles Van Lerberghe. With Fauré's music remaining hugely popular to this day, Le Chanson D'Éve is a favourite for the vocal repertoire.