The name Berceuses du chat (Cat Lullabies) stands for a cycle of four short, touching songs for contralto and three clarinets.
Igor Stravinsky has composed this masterpiece in 1915 and 1916. The songs are generally sung in Russian. However, Stravinsky asked his friend Charles-Ferdinand Ramuz to provide a French translation.
True to the room’s name, the atmosphere here is one of comfort, well-being and tranquility.