Welcome to this month’s Classical Composers resource! This month we’re learning about Germaine Tailleferre.
April 19, 1892 – November 7, 1983
Germaine Tailleferre was born in Paris and had early success as a pianist. When she was 12, she started studying at the Paris Conservatory to study, where she won many prizes. Erik Satie was so impressed with one of her piano compositions that he called her his “musical daughter,” and promoted her career. She went on to become the only female member of “Les Six,” a group of prominent French composers. She composed concertos, sonatas,operas, ballets, and film music.
Although most of her acclaim occurred early in her career, Tailleferre composed and taught throughout her life. She was especially devoted to children and their music.
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