Andrée Vaurabourg, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death

    

Andrée Vaurabourg

French pianist

Date of Birth: 08-Sep-1894

Place of Birth: Toulouse, Occitania, France

Date of Death: 18-Jul-1980

Profession: pianist, music pedagogue

Nationality: France

Zodiac Sign: Virgo


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About Andrée Vaurabourg

  • Andrée Vaurabourg (8 September 1894 in Toulouse - 18 July 1980 in Paris), also known as Andrée Vaurabourg-Honegger, was a French pianist and teacher.
  • She was the wife of Swiss-French composer Arthur Honegger (1892–1955), whom she met at the Paris Conservatoire in 1916.
  • Honegger married her in 1926 on the condition that they live in separate apartments because he required solitude for composing.
  • They lived apart for the duration of their marriage, with the exception of living together in 1935 during which Honegger cared for her during her recuperation from an automobile accident, which lasted less than a year, and the last year of Honegger's life, when he could no longer live alone.
  • They had one daughter, Pascale, born in 1932.In September 1934, while traveling in Spain, Honegger's car ran into a tree after a tire burst.
  • He only broke an ankle, but Vaurabourg, in the front passenger seat, broke both knees and was unable to walk for almost a year.
  • She never fully recovered from the accident.She studied piano at the Paris Conservatoire, receiving first prize in counterpoint.
  • She often performed her husband's piano works.Vaurabourg's students of counterpoint included Pierre Boulez, Serge Garant, and Roger Matton.

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