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Henri Duparc

Phidylé in Ab major


About this work...

Duparc was a master at setting a mood, particularly moods of melancholy or sensuality. This song is a prime example of the latter. The lover watches Phidyle sleep, and anticipates her awakening. The metaphor of awakening to sexuality is quite close to the surface, unsurprisingly, though the most that is mentioned is a ... read more