Music and Vision homepage Jenna Orkin: Writer Wannabe Seeks Brush With Death - From the heights of greatness (the Juilliard School; musicians Rosalyn Tureck and Nadia Boulanger) via way-ward paths to the depths of wickedness these reminiscences will entertain and enlighten.

Nadia Boulanger

A French composer, conductor, and outstanding teacher was Nadia Boulanger, born (16 September 1887) and died (22 October 1979) in Paris.

So many musicians - Daniel Barenboim, Lennox Berkeley, Aaron Copland, David Diamond, Adolphus Hailstork, Ralph Kirkpatrick and Dinu Lipatti, to name but a few - came under her spell and benefited immensely in their art.

She was amongst the first to discover and promulgate the delights of Claudio Monteverdi.

A selection of M&V articles about Nadia Boulanger

CD Spotlight. Captivating Rhythms - Music for cello and piano, recommended by the late Howard Smith. 'Inspired programming, stellar performances and excellent recorded sound ...'

Letter to Louise Talma (Never Sent) - by Jenna Orkin

CD Spotlight. Dazzling Tracks - Dinu Lipatti, heard by Joanne Chang. '... skillfully and brilliantly carried out.'

Profile. All-Involving - Turkish pianist Idil Biret talks to Bill Newman

Masks - Jennifer Paull continues her investigation of musical and theatrical masks

Masks - Jennifer Paull investigates a layering of musical and theatrical masks, with the omnipresent eerie reminder of the gas mask

CD Spotlight. Powerful Beauty - Works by Fauré for Cello and Piano, recommended by George Balcombe. '... a profoundly moving sound ...'

Ensemble. Exceptional Gifts - Lawrence Budmen reports from the 2009 Miami International Piano Festival

CD Spotlight. Intimate Mode - Quartets by Evans, Glass, Antheil and Herrmann, recommended by Howard Smith. '... wholly engaging ...'

CD Spotlight. A Curious Recital - Paul Calistus-Ashley plays Poulenc, Schubert and Dett, reviewed by Howard Smith. '... verve and sensitivity.'

The last class - Memories of Nadia Boulanger, from Jenna Orkin of wtceo.org

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