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Chanson de Nuit, Op. 15, No. 1, is a musical work composed by Edward Elgar for violin and piano, and later
orchestrated by the composer. Its first publication was in 1897, though it is considered that it was almost certainly
written in 1889 or 1890.
It has invited comparison with, and has been said to be a finer work than its more popular “companion” piece,
Chanson de Matin, Op. 15, No. 2.
The orchestral version of the work was published in 1899, and first performed, together with Chanson de Matin, at
a Queen’s Hall Promenade Concert conducted by Henry Wood on 14 September 1901. The work was dedicated to
F. Ehrke, M.D.