Long, Marguerite

Long, Marguerite

 

Born Nov. 13, 1874, in Nîmes; died Feb. 13, 1966, in Paris. French pianist and teacher.

Long studied piano with A. Marmontel at the Paris Conservatory and then taught there from 1906 to 1940 (she was made a professor in 1920). She organized a private school and trained many prominent pianists. In her many concerts she introduced the works of the impressionists and other contemporary French composers; she also lectured on modern French music. Long premiered works dedicated to her by Fauré, Debussy, and Ravel. In 1943 she and J. Thibaud founded the Long and Thibaud International Piano and Violin Competition. In 1955, Long played in Moscow. She is a professor emeritus of the Paris and Moscow conservatories and the author of reminiscences on her work with Fauré, Debussy, and Ravel.

REFERENCES

Khentova, S. M. Margarita Long. Moscow, 1961.
Weill, J. Marguerite Long, une vie fascinante. Paris, 1969.
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