La Chanson du mal-aimé

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La Chanson du mal-aimé (English: Song of the Poorly Loved) is an oratorio composed by Léo Ferré in 1952–53 on Guillaume Apollinaire's eponymous poem. This piece for four soloist singers, choir and orchestra is an example of an oratorio that is not based on a religious subject. It was created on stage in the Opéra de Monte-Carlo (Monaco), on 29 April 1954, then was recorded and released on a LP for the first time in 1957. Ferré recorded an alternate version in 1972, wherein he sang all by himself (and slightly changed the orchestration), instead of using any classical singers.



The poem[edit]

The music[edit]


  • The Poorly Loved (baryton)
  • The Woman (soprano)
  • The Angel (soprano)
  • The Double (baryton)


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