Germaine Tailleferre
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Ouverture (1953 recording)

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Of significance as the sole female member of the post-World War I group of French composers known as Les Six, Germaine Tailleferre remained a prominent-if somewhat inaccessible--musician long after the disintegration of that group during the mid-/late-1920s, and she left behind, at her death in 1983 at the age of ninety-one, an extensive body of work representing almost seventy years of active composition. Tailleferre was born to a family living in the outskirts of Paris on Ap... Read more

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