Nadia Boulanger

In this site we need to mention Juliette Nadia Boulanger as she was the main reason for Astor Piazzolla to believe in his own music.

Coming from a musical family, she achieved early honours as a student at the Conservatoire de Paris but, since she didn’t believing she had any particular talent as a composer, she gave up writing music and became a teacher. As such, she influenced many young composers, especially those from the United States and other English-speaking countries.

Besides Astor Piazzolla, among her students were those who also became leading composers, soloists, arrangers, and conductors, including Grażyna BacewiczBurt BacharachDaniel Barenboimİdil BiretElliott CarterAaron CoplandJohn Eliot GardinerPhilip GlassRoy HarrisQuincy JonesDinu LipattiIgor Markevitch and Virgil Thomson.

Nadia Boulanger

Boulanger taught in the US and England, working with music academies including the Juilliard School, the Yehudi Menuhin School, the Longy School, the Royal College of Music and the Royal Academy of Music, but her principal base for most of her life was her family’s flat in Paris, where she taught for most of the seven decades from the start of her career until her death at the age of 92.

Boulanger was the first woman to conduct many major orchestras in America and Europe, including the BBC SymphonyBoston SymphonyHalléNew York Philharmonic and Philadelphia orchestras. She conducted several world premieres, including works by Copland and Stravinsky.

VIDEOS ABOUT NADIA BOULANGER

ABOUT NADIA BOULANGER

“FANTASY”

QUINCY JONES

THE BOULANGER LEGACY

BOULANGER TRIO

DOCUMENTARY ABOUT NADIA BOULANGER