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Finding Aid for the Women Composers Collection , ca. 1940-1980
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This collection consists of materials related to various women composers
Paulena Carter, pianist and composer, was born in San Francisco on May 6, 1930; her career as a pianist started at age seven, and she performed with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra at age thirteen; attended the Philadelphia Conservatory from 1939-41; studied composition with Mary Carr Moore in LA, CA. Ethel Leginska, pianist, composer and conductor, was born Ethel Liggins in Hull, England, on Apr. 13, 1886; studied at the Hoch Conservatory in Frankfurt, in Vienna, and in Berlin; was known as the "Paderewski of women pianists"; moved to the US in 1913 and began composing in 1914; studied with Bloch in 1918; retired as a pianist in 1926 to concentrate on composition and conducting; conducted major orchestras in both Europe and the US; founded the Boston Women's Symphony in 1924; moved to Los Angeles in 1940; died on Feb. 26, 1970. Louise Talma was born in Arcachon, France on Oct. 31, 1906; studied at the Institute of Musical Art in New York, with Nadia Boulanger in Fontainebleau, at New York University and Columbia University; taught at Hunter College in NY; received many awards and commissions, including two Guggenheim Fellowships and a Koussevitsky Foundation commission; in 1974 she became the first woman composer elected to the National Institute of Arts and Letters.
2 boxes (1 linear ft.)
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