Marguerite Long


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(b Nîmes, 1874; d Paris, 1966).

Fr. pianist and teacher. On staff 1906–40 (prof. of pf. from 1920). Founded own sch. 1920, being joined 1940 by Thibaud. Career of over 70 years. Noted interpreter of contemp. composers and early champion of Debussy (whose pupil she was) and Ravel. Ravel's pf. conc. in G major is ded. to her; she gave f.p. Paris, Jan. 1932 and f.p. in England, London, Feb. 1932, both cond. by composer. Also gave f.p. of Ravel's Le Tombeau de Couperin, April 1919. Author of book At the piano with Debussy (1960).

Subjects: Music.

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