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Nadia Boulanger
(1887-1979) born on
Aug 16
French conductor, educator. She was the first woman to conduct Boston Symphony and NY Philharmonic.
Everything we know by heart enriches us and helps us find ourselves. If it should get in the way of finding ourselves, it is because we have no personality.

The art of music is so deep and profound that to approach it very seriously only is not enough. One must approach music with a serious rigor and, at the same time, with a great, affectionate joy.
The essential [conditions] of everything you do . . . must be choice, love, passion.
Life is denied by lack of attention, whether it be to cleaning windows or trying to write a masterpiece.
A great work is made out of a combination of obedience and liberty.
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "Mademoiselle," by Bruno Monsaingeon, 1985.
R: In "The Speaker's Electronic Reference Collection," AApex Software, 1994.
A: Quoted by Bruno Monsaingeon "Mademoiselle," Carcanet 85
N: In "Mademoiselle," by Bruno Monsaingeon, 1985.
K: In "Mademoiselle," by Bruno Monsaingeon, 1985.

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