Germaine Tailleferre

19 April 1892 in Saint-Maur-des-Fossés, Val-de-Marne; † 7 November 1983 in Paris

Germaine Tailleferre was an extraordinarily inspired composer who for nearly a century was able to remain true to her own musical language. At a young age, she was the only female member of the "Groupe des Six."

Tailleferre composed more than 30 piano pieces (solo & duo), several works for piano & orchestra and many piano chamber music compositions.

Enjoy the following PIANOVERSAL listenig tips!



 PIANOVERSAL listening tips: Germaine Tailleferre


Ballade, for piano and orchestra (1920)
Rosario Marciano, pianoforte & Orchestre  de Radio Luxembourg; dir: Louis de Froment.


Toccata pour 2 pianos (1917)


Deux Valses pour 2 pianos  (1962)
Marc Clinton & Nicole Carboni on 2 pianos

Piano Trio (1916/1917 rev.1978)

Live-Recording: 7.11.2015, Katharinensaal Rostock
Morgenstern Trio: Catherine Klipfel - piano, Stefan Hempel - violin, Emanuel Wehse - cello
Recording: Carsten Storm


Arabesque pour clarinette & piano (1973)
Gaspare Tirincanti - Clarinetto Franca Moschini - piano



Find more about Tailleferre's piano music: PIANOVERSALRegister


Germaine Tailleferre: composer of the week No. 10 / march 2018

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