Germaine Tailleferre: Le Petit Livre de Harpe de Madame Tardieu, 18 études for the harp
Harp - Intermediate
Composed by Germaine Tailleferre (1892-1983). 20th Century, Impressionistic, Etudes and Exercises, Repertoire, Recital. Score. 52 pages. Published by Musik Fabrik (S0.184535).
Item Number: S0.184535
Germaine Tailleferre has long been known as an important composer of music for the Harp, with her Sonata and Concertino being well-known concert favorites of both harpists and audiences alike. Her love for the instrument dates back to the period between 1913-1919, when she was a student at the Paris Conservatory. She became friends with the assistant professor of Harp, Caroline Tardieu, who had been a student of Hasselmans and had become a well-known harpist in the best Parisian Orchestras as well as a sought-after teacher of harp. The Daughter of composer and conductor Alexandre Luigini, Caroline Tardieu was always interested in new works for the harp both for her students and her own concerts. Madame Tardieu asked a number of her friends, including her father, Saint-Saens, Moskowsky, Pierné, Tournier and Hasselmans to write short works for her. It was only natural that she also explain to her friend the young composer Germaine Tailleferre the various techniques of writing for the
harp which lead to this series of 18 short pieces.
While they are relatively early works in Tailleferre's career, one can still hear the freshness, the
energy and the gaiety of her musical style. Several works have a certain exotic quality to them
while others are influenced by the works of Fauré, who was The Director of the Paris
Conservatory during Tailleferre's studies.
About SMP Press
This product was created by a member of SMP Press, our global community of independent composers, arrangers, and songwriters. Our independent musicians have created unique compositions and arrangements for the Sheet Music Plus community, many of which are not available anywhere else.
Click here to see more titles from these independent creators and to learn more about SMP Press.
Please note this product may not be eligible for all sales, promotions or coupons offered through Sheet Music Plus - please check promotional details for specifics.
About Digital Downloads
Digital Downloads are downloadable sheet music files that can be viewed directly on your computer, tablet or mobile device. Once you download your digital sheet music, you can view and print it at home, school, or anywhere you want to make music, and you don’t have to be connected to the internet. Just purchase, download and play!
PLEASE NOTE: Your Digital Download will have a watermark at the bottom of each page that will include your name, purchase date and number of copies purchased. You are only authorized to print the number of copies that you have purchased. You may not digitally distribute or print more copies than purchased for use (i.e., you may not print or digitally distribute individual copies to friends or students).