Women of Note - Tailleferre. Back to Navigation page Germaine Tailleferre (1892-1983) Known as the only female member of 'Les Six', Tailleferre enjoyed acclaim with them in Paris in the 1920s.
Germaine Tailleferre. Germaine Tailleferre and Mario Hacquard Germaine Tailleferre (French: [tɑjfɛʁ]; 19 April 1892 – 7 November 1983) was a French composer and the only female member of the group of composers known as Les Six.
Biography She was born Marcelle Taillefesse at Saint-Maur-des-Fossés, Val-de-Marne, France, but as a young woman she changed her last name to "Tailleferre" to spite her father, who had refused to support her musical studies.