Lili Boulanger

Lili Boulanger

Paris, City of Paris, Île-de-France, France
Death 15 Mar 1918 (aged 24)
Mezy-sur-Seine, Departement des Yvelines, Île-de-France, France
Burial Paris, City of Paris, Île-de-France, France
Plot Division 33, southwest corner
Memorial ID 13917598 · View Source
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Composer. She started attending classes at the Paris Conservatory by the age of five by tagging along with her older sister, Nadia Boulanger. Showing immense talent, Lili quickly mastered the concepts taught in music theory and harmony courses, and also began taking organ lessons from Louis Vierne. In 1913, she became the first female composer to win the Prix de Rome, a prestigious fine arts scholarship awarded by the French government. After Lili's death at the age of 24, Nadia vowed never to compose again because she believed that she would never compose anything as great as her late sister. Full name: Marie-Juliette Olga Lili Boulanger.

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Nadia et Lili Boulanger
16 sept 1887 / 22 oct 1979
21 août 1893 / 15 mars 1918



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