Duration: 6:23 (approx.)
Instrumentation: Soprano, violin and piano
‘Elysium’ was composed by Chloé Charody in 2008. Inspired by the poetry of Charles Baudelaire, Charody composed ‘Elysium’ as part of a set of 4 songs titled ‘The Baudelaire Songs for soprano’ based on the text by the great French poet.
The work premiered in 2008 by Charody’s ensemble ‘Ilythian’, featuring soprano Simone Easthope, pianist Lindsay Gilroy and violinist Sonja Schebeck.
In 2007, ‘Elysium’ was included in Charody’s circus opera ‘The Carnival’, however the composer later withdrew the work from the opera in 2013.
‘Elysium’ is one of Charody’s most popular pieces enjoying regular performances throughout Europe, Australia and the UK. The work was released on Charody’s album ‘Homage’ (MGM) in 2013.
Images: Various live performances of ‘Elysium’ from 2008 – 2013
The score is available in Australia via the Australian Music Centre: http://www.australianmusiccentre.com.au/workversion/charody-chloe-elysium/26909 or is available for loan from the National Library of Australia.
To purchase the sheet music outside of Australia or for all licensing enquires, please contact Selina Paetz @ Rolf Budde Musikverlag GmbH, Berlin Germany.