Monday, December 30, 2013

Daphnis and Chloé

For aught that I could ever read,
Could ever hear by tale or history,
The course of true love never did run smooth.

~William Shakespeare

Daphnis and Chloé by Pierre Cabanel

The story of Daphnis and Chloé was written in the second century by Longus. In it, an innocent young man (Daphnis) and woman (Chloé) fall in love but events go awry due to raiders, other suitors, mistaken identities, and pirates. It isn't too much of a spoiler to tell you that things end happily, though, is it?

Listening to an excellent performance of part of Maurice Ravel's Daphnis and Chloé this Music Monday:

1 comment:

Linda B said...

I listened while getting ready for the day, Tabatha. Beautiful!