Piano Music - Germaine Tailleferre

Germaine Tailleferre


1892 - 1983
Germaine Tailleferre was a French composer and the only female member of the group of composers known as Les Six.


📖 "Love is the emblem of eternity; it confounds all notion of time; effaces all memory of a beginning, all fear of an end."


📖 "Perhaps women have always been in closer contact with reality than men: it would seem to be the just recompense for being deprived of idealism."

Quotes by Germaine Tailleferre



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Germaine Tailleferre - Rêverie
Cristina Ariagno, piano



Germaine Tailleferre - Impromptu
Cristina Ariagno, piano



Germaine Tailleferre - La Rue Chagrin
Claire Gouton, voice
Cristina Ariagno, piano




Piano Music by Germaine Tailleferre


Premières prouesses, 6 pieces, pf 4 hands, 1910 (1911)

Impromptu, 1912 (1912)

Romance, 1913 (1913), rev. 1924 (1924)

Jeux de plein air, 2 pieces, 2 pf, 1917 (1919), arr. orch, 1924

Pastorale, 1919 (1920), also arr. small orch; Fandango, 1920

Hommage à Debussy, 1920

Très vite, 1920

2 valses, 2 pf, 1928 (1928)

Pastorale, A, 1928 (1929)

Sicilienne, 1928 (1929)

Pastorale, C, 1929 (1930)

Fleurs de France, 8 easy pieces, pf 4 hands, 1930 (1962), orchd as Fleurs de France, suite à danser

Berceuse, 1936

Au Pavillon d’Alsace, 1937 (1937) [last of 8 Illustrations musicales commissioned for Paris Exhibition, entitled A l’exposition]; Charlie valse, 1954

2 pièces: Larghetto, Valse lente, 1954 (1963)

Toccata, 2 pf, 1957

Partita, pf, 1957 (1964)

Sonate, 2 pf, 1974

Sonatine, pf 4 hands, 1974–5

Escarpolète, singeries, rondeau, ?1975–6

12 Enfantines, 1975–81

Sérénade, 1979

Suite burlesque, 6 easy pieces, pf 4 hands, 1979 (1980)

See also children’s pieces in La forêt enchantée (1952)

Scènes de cirque (1953)

Pages choisies d’hier et d’aujourd’hui (1955)

Printemps musical (1958)

Jardin d’enfants, ii (1962)

Premier recital (1971)

Musique des jours heureux (1981)





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