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Marcelle Germaine Taillefesse - 20th century French composer

Feb 26, 2020

Marcelle Germaine Taillefesse

Marcelle Germaine Taillefesse studied piano with her mother and took lessons at the Paris Conservatory, where she won prizes in accompaniment, harmony, and counterpoint. However, her parents considered music to be an inappropriate career for a woman and – to spite her father – she changed her name to Tailleferre. Germaine became a member of Les Six, the only woman in this influential group of early 20th century French composers.