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Rolande Falcinelli

by sarah - March 27th, 2014.
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Rolande Falcinelli (1920-2006) was a French born organist, pianist, composer, and educator.

Falcinelli studied at the Paris Conservatory, and her teachers included Marcel Dupré.  Falcinelli studied and performed  Dupré’s works throughout her life, once playing a concert of his organ works completely from memory.  She would later go on to take over his position at the Paris Conservatory where she taught some of the greatest organists of the 20th century.

Her compositional output was varied—from work for solo keyboard (piano and organ) to vocal, chamber, and works for orchestra.  She also composed several pedagogical works for keyboard.  Some of her works for piano are being featured this evening at the Rochester Women in Music Festival.

Here is an example of her work for organ:

 

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