D’un Vieux Jardin is a beautiful piano solo by the French Impressionist composer Lili Boulanger. Boulanger was born in 1893 into a rich musical family where she proved to be a piano prodigy and an astounding composer. Although she lived a short life, she produced many beautiful pieces that inspire composers to this day. 

D’un Vieux Jardin, which means “from an old garden”, is hauntingly beautiful, and it perfectly displays Boulanger’s brilliant use of harmony, melody and utilization of simple motifs. This piece to me sounds like a wild rose in an old overgrown garden. This music is deeply moving and is inspiring me to play, listen to, and write more Impressionist works. 

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Lotchie Carmelo
Lotchie Carmelo(@lotchie-carmelo)
12 days ago

Hello, Raphael. I enjoyed it so much. I am deeply moved in the melody of your “From an old garden.” I was so in love on this presentation. Well done.

Margarida Brei
Margarida Brei(@margarida-brei)
9 days ago

Thank you for your playing and your description of the music, Raphael.

Myles Spencer
Myles Spencer(@myles-spencer)
8 days ago

Raphael, your performance was beautiful! Not only did my mind envision one rose in an overgrown garden, but an entire array of rose bushes and other flowers ranging from bright and vibrant to muted and old. Your musicality and musicianship are always such a pleasure to hear and I find myself having to listen to your performances more than once as to savor the music. Bravo and thank you for the beautiful… Read more »

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