Boulanger, (Juliette) Nadia (USA)
- Vivian Perlis
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(b Paris, France, Sept 16, 1887; d Paris, France, Oct 22, 1979). French teacher, conductor, organist, and composer. Her father, Ernest Boulanger (1815–1900), was a composer (winner of the Prix de Rome in 1836) and singing teacher at the Paris Conservatoire; her mother, the “Princess” Raïssa Mychetsky (1858–1935), had been one of her father’s students. Boulanger entered the Conservatoire at the age of ten and studied harmony with Paul Antonin Vidal (1863–1931), organ with Louis Vierne (1870–1937) and Alexandre Guilmant (1837–1911), and composition with Charles-Marie Widor (1845–1937) and Gabriel Fauré (1845–1924), the latter remaining a favorite composer throughout her life. While at the Conservatoire she won a first prize in solfège in 1898, a first prize in harmony in 1903, and first prizes in fugue, organ, and piano accompaniment in 1904. In 1907...