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Three French Female Composers Whose Music You Should Explore
Louise Farrenc, Cecile Chaminade and Germaine Tailleferre
She took piano lessons with Ignaz Moscheles and Johann Nepomuk Hummel, studied composition with Anton Reicha, a friend of Beethoven’s, and renowned violinist Joseph Joachim performed in the premiere of her nonet for wind and strings. During her lifetime, Louise
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“Sex is more fun than cars but cars refuel quicker than men”
Germaine Tailleferre and Ralph Waldo Emerson Barton
It started like a fairy tale, as it often does. In 1925, she was the hottest French musical ticket in New York City. Germaine Tailleferre had just arrived on a huge wave of personal and artistic success stemming from her
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Germaine Tailleferre
“Perhaps women have always been in closer contact with reality than men” Germaine Tailleferre (1892-1983) was the sole female member of the intriguing group of young French composers eventually known as “Les Six.” Her association with “Les nouveaux jeunes” aside,
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