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date: 15 December 2019

Boulanger, (Juliette) Nadialocked

  • Caroline Potter


(b Paris, Sept 16, 1887; d Paris, Oct 22, 1979). French teacher, conductor and composer, sister of Lili Boulanger. 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, of Russian origin, had been one of his students. Nadia Boulanger entered the Paris Conservatoire at the age of ten, studying harmony with Paul Vidal and composition with Widor and Fauré; she also studied the organ privately with Vierne and Guilmant. She first came to public attention in 1908, when she wrote an instrumental fugue in a preliminary round for the Prix de Rome, rather than the vocal fugue required, resulting in a scandal. She progressed to the final round, however, and was placed second with her cantata La sirène.

Boulanger was promoted as a concert pianist and organist by the virtuoso pianist Raoul Pugno; from ...

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