The goal of this team is to expand knowledge on the only female member of Les Six, Germaine Tailleferre. Anything from biographical information, program notes for compositions by her or video and audio of her compositions are acceptable.
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.