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 articles about Nadia Boulanger

Spotlight. Interconnected Composers - Geoff Pearce listens to orchestral music by Ravel, Lennox Berkeley and Adam Pounds. 'The Pounds work is a revelation and I would buy this disc just for this alone.'

CD Spotlight. A Common Thread - Music by Kjetil Bjerkestrand and Philip Glass, heard by Gerald Fenech. '... a must for contemporary music lovers ...'

Classical music news. Obituary - Easley Blackwood (1933-2023)

Classical music news - April 2022 Obituaries - Our summary of those the classical music world has lost this month

In Memoriam – Joseph Horovitz (1926-2022) - Malcolm Miller writes about the British Vienna-born composer, conductor, pianist and teacher

A Tale of Two Centuries - Jenna Orkin reads Emile Naoumoff's 'Chronicles With Nadia Boulanger'

Ensemble. Unlocking Creative Potential - Malcolm Miller listens to 'Lockdown Suite' by Malcolm Singer

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