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Germaine Tailleferre

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Compositions by Germaine Tallieferre

Women of Note - Tailleferre. 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.

Germaine Tailleferre

Biography[edit] 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.