Nadia Boulanger

1887 - 1979

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Juliette Nadia Boulanger (French: [ʒyljɛt nadja bulɑ̃ʒe] (listen); 16 September 1887 – 22 October 1979) was a French music teacher and conductor. She taught many of the leading composers and musicians of the 20th century, and also performed occasionally as a pianist and organist.From a musical family, she achieved early honours as a student at the Conservatoire de Paris but, believing that she had no particular talent as a composer, she gave up writing music and became a teacher. In that capacity, she influenced generations of young composers, especially those from the United States and other English-speaking countries. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Nadia Boulanger has received more than 586,143 page views. Her biography is available in 45 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 41 in 2019). Nadia Boulanger is the 132nd most popular musician (up from 140th in 2019), the 814th most popular biography from France (up from 842nd in 2019) and the 6th most popular French Musician.

Nadia Boulanger was a French composer and conductor. She is most famous for her work as a teacher of composers and music directors.

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Among musicians, Nadia Boulanger ranks 132 out of 2,675Before her are Ray Manzarek, Chris Slade, Malcolm Young, Jascha Heifetz, Nam June Paik, and Lady Gaga. After her are Jerry Lee Lewis, Manu Dibango, Ice-T, Itzhak Perlman, George Martin, and Nick Mason.

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Among people born in 1887, Nadia Boulanger ranks 35Before her are Leopold Ružička, August Macke, Wolfgang Köhler, Erich Mendelsohn, Lothar Rendulic, and Georgia O'Keeffe. After her are John Reed, Boris Karloff, Julian Huxley, Alexander Archipenko, René Cassin, and James B. Sumner. Among people deceased in 1979, Nadia Boulanger ranks 23Before her are Sid Vicious, Agostinho Neto, Ludvík Svoboda, Nur Muhammad Taraki, Mustafa Barzani, and Reinhard Gehlen. After her are Ernst Chain, Shin'ichirō Tomonaga, Francisco Macías Nguema, Rachele Mussolini, Wilhelm Bittrich, and Sonia Delaunay.

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In France

Among people born in France, Nadia Boulanger ranks 814 out of 5,234Before her are Catherine Labouré (1806), Georges Dumézil (1898), Louis Barthou (1862), Bertrada of Laon (720), Jacques Charles (1763), and Edmond James de Rothschild (1845). After her are Simone Veil (1927), Max Jacob (1876), Françoise Barré-Sinoussi (1947), Jacques Delors (1925), Sebastian Brant (1458), and Bertrand du Guesclin (1320).

Among MUSICIANS In France

Among musicians born in France, Nadia Boulanger ranks 6Before her are Jean-Michel Jarre (1948), Richard Clayderman (1953), Thomas Bangalter (1), Paul Mauriat (1925), and Arnaut Daniel (1150). After her are David Guetta (1967), Charles-Valentin Alkan (1813), Stéphane Grappelli (1908), Jean-Marie Leclair (1697), Louis Vierne (1870), and Georges Prêtre (1924).