Concert Performances

Fauré’s “Pelléas et Mélisande” Suite

Mezzo-soprano Megan Moore and The Orchestra Now, conducted by Jean-Marie Zeitouni, perform Fauré‘s Pelléas et Mélisande Suite in a livestreamed concert from the Fisher Center at Bard on September 30, 2023.

0:11 Prélude
5:54 Fileuse (Spinning Song)
8:35 Sicilienne
12:35 Chanson De Mélisande (Mélisande’s Song)
15:30 La Mort de Mélisande (The Death of Mélisande)

Gabriel Fauré
Born: 5/12/1845 in Pamiers (Ariège), France
Died: 11/4/1924 at age 79 in Paris

Written: 1893/98, in Fauré’s late 40s–early 50s
Orchestrated: 1909
Theatrical Version Premiered: 6/21/1898 at the Prince of Wales Theatre in London; Fauré conductor
Suite Premiered: 12/1/1912 in Paris; Société des Concerts du Conservatoire; André Messager conductor

>Read concert notes by TŌN cellist Amelia Smerz