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Tailleferre Germaine

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Pastorale for flute and piano

Pastorale for flute and piano

By Tailleferre Germaine

Germain Tailleferre: Pastorale for flute (or violin) and piano was written in 1942, at the time when France was occupied by Nazis.

Even praised as a child prodigy in her earlier years and acknowledged by other composers of her time, Germain Tailleferre never reached the level of recognition as her friends from Les Six, mostly because of the common attitude towards women composers. As Tailleferre once recognized – the sorrows of her life (including two failed marriages) made her seek out uncomplicated joy in her art. Therefore Pastorale, composed during the occupation was intended as a soothing piece in which the melody rocks tenderly, like a boat on still water.

Dita Krenberga

Ieva Oša (piano), live from the concert 24.09.2006. Upe, 2007

Pastorale

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Tailleferre Germaine

Germaine Tailleferre (1892 – 1983) was a French pianist and composer. She is mostly known as the only female member of the renowned Les Six, the group of six French composers: Auric, Durey,  Honegger, Milhaud, Poulenc, and Tailleferre. She changed her original surname Taillefesse to Tailleferre to break apart from her father’s influence and unwillingness to support her musical aspirations. Initially, she studied piano with her mother. At the age of 12, she started her studies at the Paris Conservatory with Charles Koechlin and Maurice Ravel where her musical talent was recognized with several prizes. She was praised for her phenomenal memory. Along with her classmates in the counterpoint class – Auric, Milhaud, and Honegger she actively participated in numerous concerts that led to forming Les Six, greatly influenced by their extravagant mentor Erik Satie who praised Tailleferre talents, especially her work Jeux de Plein Air (Play in Plain Air) and called her his “musical daughter”. In the 1920s she composed her most important works: The First piano concerto, Concertino for Harp, and several ballets from which La nouvelle Cythère was commissioned by the famous impresario Sergei Diaghilev. Even after her second marriage in the 1930s, she continued to compose, producing two piano concertos and several ballets, orchestral, and chamber music compositions, including Concertino for Flute, Piano, and Orchestra. Additionally, she wrote a substantial number of scores for film and television. Since 1976 she worked as an accompanist at the École alsacienne, a private school in Paris. Due to progressing arthritis in both hands she mostly performed in small-scale concerts.
The majority of her works were published only after her death in 1983.