October 2, 2017

Exploring Music: Nadia Boulanger

This week explores the influence of Nadia Boulanger, a teacher to an entire generation of musicians.

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“Every town in the United States had a five-and-dime and a Boulanger student,” Virgil Thomson once said, and he wasn’t far off. Nadia Boulanger taught and influenced an entire generation of musicians, from Aaron Copland and Ástor Piazzolla to Philip Glass and Quincy Jones, and this week we’ll hear some of her compositions and performances alongside those of her prolific students.

Exploring Music

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