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The Business of Music$
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Michael Talbot

Print publication date: 2002

Print ISBN-13: 9780853235286

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.5949/UPO9781846312717

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Nadia Boulanger (1887–1979): The Teacher in the Marketplace

Nadia Boulanger (1887–1979): The Teacher in the Marketplace

(p.152) 5 Nadia Boulanger (1887–1979): The Teacher in the Marketplace
The Business of Music

Caroline Potter

Liverpool University Press

This chapter examines the teaching of composition and music theory, focusing on Nadia Boulanger, one of the greatest music teachers of the twentieth century. It looks at Boulanger's financial strategy, which involved using modestly talented but rich students (most of whom were Americans) to cross-subsidise highly talented but poor ones. As a teacher, Boulanger, who studied composition at the Paris Conservatoire, dedicated her life to her students. She initially taught solfège, harmony, counterpoint, fugue, piano and organ privately. In 1921, she co-founded the Conservatoire Américain in Fontainebleau, France, allowing her to strengthen her association with students from the United States. The Conservatoire Américain not only offered music education of high quality, but also gave students a taste of French civilisation and culture.

Keywords:   France, composition, music theory, Nadia Boulanger, music education, Paris Conservatoire, Conservatoire Américain

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