Her album is perfect for initiating the newcomers to classical music and to seduce the connoisseurs and make them say “I didn’t know this, it’s realy good !
Mademoiselle Boulanger gift was to find the singularity in each person and to make this singulartiy to bloom. She encouraged Astor Piazzolla to works on his argentinian roots rather than try to sounds like europeans compositions that don’t suit him.
I had to enter the universe of each composer. Those Nadia Boulanger’s students who find their own languages through her teaching.
Dear Mademoiselle – A tribute to Nadia Boulanger is a beautiful crossing of destinies. Astor Piazzolla, Igor Stravinsky, Nadia Boulanger, Elliott Carter, Philip Glass, Michel Legrand and Quincy Jones… This tribute to the great Nadia Boulanger seduces and enchants at the first listening … and remains, all the other times beautiful and rich.
Without Nadia Boulanger, american composers would have continued to mimic XIX’s century european music
I’m convinced that you have to be curious to succeed, you have to search somewhere else, in other arts