Nadia Boulanger

French composer, conductor, and teacher, 1887-1979

Nadia Boulanger taught many of the leading composers and musicians of the 20th century as well as leading living composers and musicians. She also performed as a pianist and organist. Among her students were those who became leading composers, soloists, arrangers and conductors, including Aaron Copland, Roy Harris, Quincy Jones, John Eliot Gardiner, Elliott Carter, Dinu Lipatti, Igor Markevitch, Virgil Thomson, David Diamond, Daniel Barenboim, Philip Glass and Ástor Piazzolla. Boulanger was the first woman to conduct many major orchestras in America and Europe, including the BBC Symphony, Boston Symphony, Hallé, New York Philharmonic and Philadelphia orchestras.

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Boulanger, Nadia

franz. Komponistin, Pianistin und Dirigentin (1887–1979). Eigenh. Brief mit U. O. O. 2 SS. Qu.-gr.-8vo.
$ 755 / 650 € (23308)

Nadia Boulanger (1887–1979), Komponistin. E. Brief mit U. O. O., 31. Juli 1958. 2 SS. Qu.-gr.-8°. – An einen „cher ami“ in dem Bedauern, eine geliehene Summe noch nicht zurückgezahlt zu haben: „Le rouge me monte au front quand je pense à vous – et j’y pense d’autant plus souvent que ma honte va grandissant – que devez – vous penser de moi? Je préfère l’ignorer ... Soyez gentil rappelez moi la somme dont je vous reste redevable – et je vous enverrai aussitôt et enfin – – un chèque avec des excuses sans fin[.] Vous raconter ce qu’à été ma vie depuis mon retour des E.

A. [États-Unis] vous expliquerait un peu mon silence – mais, il mérite à peine l’indulgence sur laquelle je compte pourtant! [...]“. – Auf Briefpapier mit gedr. Briefkopf der Écoles d’art Américaines..

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Boulanger, Nadia

French composer, conductor and teacher (1887-1979). Autograph letter signed ("Nadja Boulanger") to Daisy Singer, Ms. Hervé Dugardin. Paris. Oblong. 8vo. 1 p. Printed address.
$ 930 / 800 € (80024)

Letter to Daisy Singer, niece of princess Edmond de Polignac, and spouse of Hervé Dugardin, director of Théâtre National de l'Opéra-Comique (1963-1965). [1952]. "The thought of your aunt [princess Edmond de Polignac] is so present, and her absence so distressing, that I must come and tell you about her - at the moment when this Oedipus Rex [of Strawinsky] reappears that she has so loved - and for which she did so much ”… Nadia Boulanger began learning organ and composition from her father at the age of nine.

Later she devoted herself to pedagogy, orchestral conducting and the dissemination of the work of her sister Lili (1893-1913). She became one of the most famous composition teachers of the twentieth century. Several generations of American composers were among her students..

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Boulanger, Nadia

French composer, conductor and teacher (1887-1979) Autograph letter signed to Daisy Singer, Ms. Hervé Dugardin. Paris. 8vo. 1 p.
$ 697 / 600 € (80025)

Juliette Nadia Boulanger was a French composer, conductor, and teacher. She is notable for having taught many of the leading composers and musicians of the 20th century. She also performed occasionally as a pianist and organist. Letter to Daisy Singer, niece of princess Edmond de Polignac, and spouse of Hervé Dugardin, director of Théâtre National de l'Opéra-Comique (1963-1965). The letter is dated November 26, 1960 ”[anniversary of the death of Princess of Polignac]. “Know how faithful I will be near you in the memory of your Aunt.

The more time passes, the better we understand what influence it has exerted, and what void it leaves among artists, intellectuals - and those [who] loved it. So much reserve in generosity so much discernment in the choice ”….

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Boulanger, Nadia

franz. Komponistin, Pianistin und Dirigentin (1887–1979). Eigenh. musikalisches Albumblatt mit Widmung und Unterschrift montiert unterhalb ihres Portraits. ohne Ort. Schmal-4to. 150 : 280 mm. Photographie: 173 : 120 mm.
$ 2,150 / 1.850 € (81427)

Notenzitat aus einer ihrer Kompositionen mit eigenh. Widmung und Unterschrift montiert unterhalb ihres Portraits, das die Komponistin im Halbprofil nach rechts zeigt. „For Boaz Pilez | so friendly“.

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Boulanger, Nadia

French composer, conductor and teacher (1887-1979). "'La Sirène'. Scene II = Fragments". Autograph musical manuscript signed. N. p. o. d. Large 4to. 7 pp. with underlined text on 4 pp. of four lined manuscript pages. Accompanied by an autograph calling card (1 p., with envelope).
$ 9,880 / 8.500 € (34248/BN30045)

Several intricate bars from her cantata "La Sirène" (The Siren), which had won second price at the Grand Prix de Rome in 1908. - Partial separation to spine, a central horizontal fold, and scattered toning, otherwise in fine condition.

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