Composers You Should Know: Marguerite Béclard d'Harcourt

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Happy 132nd birthday to Marguerite Béclard d’Harcourt!

A French composer and ethnomusicologist. d’Harcourt studied composition with Abel Decaux, Vincent d’Indy, and Maurice Emmauel. Her compositional output included works for large and small ensembles, including works for children, chamber ensembles, and symphony orchestras. As an ethnomusicologist, her work focused on the folk music of South America and Canada. She published many traditional melodies in standard, European notation.

Hear some of her work below:

 

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