''Songflowers and songfables'' - that's how the original French title of the work can be translated into English, but it is possible to do it another way: flowers' song and fables' song. Not being able to find a poem suitable for musicalisation, Lutosławski once again reached to children's poetry and, again, for Les Espaces du Sommeil, the verses of a French poet Robert Desnos. His book contains 80 short poems about flowers, animals, birds and insects. The poems are intended for children which I cannot say about the music of my cycle of 9 songs for soprano and orchestra, however their child character has its reflection in the music I have written.
- Language of text: fre
- Number of pages: 81