Marguerite Long

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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.


Khentova, S. M. Margarita Long. Moscow, 1961.
Weill, J. Marguerite Long, une vie fascinante. Paris, 1969.
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Perry has won many awards, including the highest prizes in both the Busoni and Viotti international piano competitions in Italy and special honors at the Marguerite Long International Competition in Paris.
Moscow-born Alexeev, while working on postgraduate studies at the city's conservatoire, took part in a number of international competitions, gaining top honours at the 1969 Marguerite Long Competition in Paris, at the 1970 George Enescu Competition in Bucharest, and at the 1974 Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow.
Pompa- Baldi won the silver medal in the 2001 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in Fort Worth, Texas and first place in the 1999 Cleveland International Piano Competition, as well as the Francesco Durant International Piano Competition in Naples and the Third Grand Prix Marguerite Long Competition in Paris.
She then uses this standard to evaluate recordings by some early Debussystes: Walter Rummel, Marguerite Long, Ricardo Vines, Alfred Cortot, George Copeland, and E.
The famed French pianist and teacher Marguerite Long (born November 13, 1874, in Nimes and died February 13, 1966, in Paris) is perhaps best remembered by the competition that includes her name, the Long-Thibaud Competition (as of 2011, the Long-Thibaud-Crespin Competition).
This was made manifest to me when, several years ago, I came upon La Petite Methode de piano by Marguerite Long (3) at a music store in Lyons, France.
To complete the book, Marguerite Long introduces a variety of finger exercises and scales and arpeggios in all keys (although the only form of minor scale she teaches is the harmonic minor).
Marguerite Long, La Petite Methode de piano (Editions Salabert: Paris, France, 1963).
His richly evocative piano suites En Languedoc (1904) and Cerdana (1911) found champions in such virtuosi as Blanche Selva, Ricardo Vines, and Marguerite Long, and his operas Le Caeur du moulin (1909) and Hiliogabale (1910) were staged with success at the Opera-comique and the grand amphi-theatre at Beziers, respectively.
New music has always needed its champions, and never was there a more enthusiastic or tireless supporter of twentieth-century French piano literature than Marguerite Long.
Through his pupils, Chopin's suppler technique took firm hold in Paris, yet well into this century it coexisted with the older digital school, of whom the most famous recent exponent--and in the opinion of many of the book's interviewees the last bastion--was the redoubtable Marguerite Long.