Nadia Boulanger - Her Life and Thoughts

I first heard of Nadia Boulanger (1897-1979), the great French teacher of composition, from Peggie Sampson, who taught me the cello when I was growing up in Winnipeg, Canada. Peggie had studied with Boulanger in Paris and mentioned her name with a great deal of reverence. Boulanger taught almost every well-known and lesser-known composer of the 20th century including the American greats such as Aaron Copland, Samuel Barber and Elliott Carter. She was an uncompromising theoretician who believed once she gave her pupils the means, they would find the way. She had entered the coveted Prix de Rome, the great French composition competition as a young woman but failed to gain first prize, an honou

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