Lili Boulanger


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(b Paris, 1893; d Mézy, 1918).

Fr. composer, sister of Nadia Boulanger. Won 1st Grand Prix de Rome in 1913 (the first woman to do so) with cantata Faust et Hélène. Career constantly interrupted by ill‐health, but comps. show exceptional gifts. They incl. mus. for Maeterlinck's Princesse Maleine (1918); 2 sym.‐poems: Du fond de l'abîme, alto, ten., ch., org., orch. (1914–17), Vielle prière bouddhique, ten., ch., orch. (1917); 2 Psalms with orch.; vn. sonata (1916).

Subjects: Music.

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