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Les sept poèmes d'amour en guerre

By Marjo Tal

Vocal music
Voice and piano (voice pf)
15 minutes
published score
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Words by Paul Eluard

Un navire dans tes yeux

Jour de nos yeux

La source coulante

C'est une plante qui frappe

Le coin du coeur

Nous ne vous chantons pas

Au nom du front parfait

About Marjo Tal

(01/15/1915 - 08/27/2006)
Marjo Tal

Marjo Tal shunned publicity and rarely gave interviews. As a composer and a pianist she was solely concerned with creating and recreating music, and was subservient to this her entire life. The few magazine articles about her published through the years reveal her passionate and self-conscious artistry. Sparse photographic material shows a beautiful woman with sensual and melancholic features. Tal survived the war underground. Her career as a pianist peaked in the mid 1960s and she then focused more on composing. At the end of her life she emigrated to Israel.

by Esther Blom