Germaine Tailleferre: A Bio-Bibliography

Germaine Tailleferre: A Bio-Bibliography

by Robert Shapiro
     
 

The name of Germaine Tailleferre (1892-1983) commonly brings to mind the intriguing group of French composers referred to in the 1920s as iconoclasts, and known as Les Six (with Poulenc, Auric, Durey, Milhaud, and Honegger). To envision her solely in this most brief of lights, however, does not bring a sense of justice to her legacy, for Tailleferre leaves behind a

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The name of Germaine Tailleferre (1892-1983) commonly brings to mind the intriguing group of French composers referred to in the 1920s as iconoclasts, and known as Les Six (with Poulenc, Auric, Durey, Milhaud, and Honegger). To envision her solely in this most brief of lights, however, does not bring a sense of justice to her legacy, for Tailleferre leaves behind a large and diverse body of musical work that spans 70 years, writing for more than a half-century after the precarious summit of Les Six. Although she was well acquainted with many influential 20th-century artists, from Picasso to Stravinsky to Charlie Chaplin, she remains a curiously mysterious, if not absent, figure in biographical studies and in studies of the times of which she was an integral part.

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A guide to the life and work of French composer Tailleferre (1892- 1983), best known as a member of the modernist group Les Six, and the producer of a large and diverse body of work that spans some 70 years. The volume is divided into four chapters: biography (partially drawn from the author's recent interviews with the composer's family), works and performances, discography, and bibliography. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN-13:
9780313286421
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
11/23/1993
Series:
Bio-Bibliographies in Music Series, #48
Pages:
298
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

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