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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. Among her students were many important composers, soloists, arrangers, and conductors, including Grażyna Bacewicz, Burt Bacharach, Daniel Barenboim, Lennox Berkeley, İdil Biret, Elliott Carter, Aaron Copland, John Eliot Gardiner, Philip Glass, Roy Harris, Quincy Jones, Dinu Lipatti, Igor Markevitch, Astor Piazzolla, Virgil Thomson, and George Walker.Boulanger taught in the U.S. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Nadia Boulanger has received more than 726,564 page views. Her biography is available in 46 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 45 in 2019). Nadia Boulanger is the 108th most popular musician (up from 132nd in 2019), the 699th most popular biography from France (up from 812th in 2019) and the 5th 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 108 out of 2,662Before her are Nat King Cole, Mike Oldfield, Henryk Wieniawski, Buddy Holly, Fernando Sor, and Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber. After her are Lady Gaga, Don Shirley, Ravi Shankar, Andrés Segovia, Bernard Haitink, and Fritz Kreisler.

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Among people born in 1887, Nadia Boulanger ranks 29Before her are Henry Moseley, Victoria Eugenie of Battenberg, Heitor Villa-Lobos, Ruth Benedict, Georg Trakl, and Nikolai Vavilov. After her are Lothar Rendulic, Wolfgang Köhler, James B. Sumner, Kurt Schwitters, August Macke, and John Reed. Among people deceased in 1979, Nadia Boulanger ranks 21Before her are Mika Waltari, Nelson Rockefeller, Hanna Reitsch, Ludvík Svoboda, Nur Muhammad Taraki, and Mustafa Barzani. After her are Sonia Delaunay, Werner Forssmann, Sid Vicious, Reinhard Gehlen, Bertil Ohlin, and Wilhelm Bittrich.

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In France

Among people born in France, Nadia Boulanger ranks 699 out of 6,011Before her are Jules Hardouin-Mansart (1646), Frédéric Bastiat (1801), Roger Garaudy (1913), Catherine Labouré (1806), Jean Meslier (1664), and François Guizot (1787). After her are Maurice Gamelin (1872), Ausonius (310), Isabella of Angoulême (1188), Louis I, Duke of Bourbon (1279), Louise of Savoy (1476), and Eugène Sue (1804).

Among MUSICIANS In France

Among musicians born in France, Nadia Boulanger ranks 5Before her are Jean-Michel Jarre (1948), Richard Clayderman (1953), Thomas Bangalter (1), and Paul Mauriat (1925). After her are David Guetta (1967), Arnaut Daniel (1150), Charles-Valentin Alkan (1813), Georges Prêtre (1924), Jean-Marie Leclair (1697), Stéphane Grappelli (1908), and Louis Vierne (1870).