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1. Lili Boulanger – D’un matin de printemps – A prodigy whose talent became apparent when it was discovered that she had perfect pitch at the age of 2, Lili Boulanger became the first female composer to win the prestigious Prix de Rome when she was 19. Despite her lifelong battle with Crohn’s disease, she worked tirelessly as a performer and composer, and even poured herself into supporting the French troops with her sister Nadia during World War I.
7. Franz Schubert – Winterreise: No. 24 Der Leiermann – Baritone Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau sings the final tune in Schubert’s famous song cycle Winterreise, a work notable for its gloomy, resigned tone. Composed the year before his death from syphilis, it reflects the composer’s growing melancholy as he struggled to come to terms with the slow progression of his illness.
Each month, Naxos Music Library presents a themed playlist for our subscribers to enjoy. We know that a database of over 1.6 million tracks can be a bit daunting, so we'd like to highlight some of the amazing music that is available to you. Let it kickstart discovery!