Manziarly, Marcelle de

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Manziarly, Marcelle de

Manziarly, Marcelle de, Russian-born French conductor, pianist, and composer; b. Kharkov, Sept. 13, 1899; d. Ojai, Calif., May 12, 1989. She studied in Paris with Boulanger, in Basel with Weingartner (1930–31), and in N.Y. with Vengerova (1943). She appeared as a pianist and conductor in the U.S. and taught privately in Paris and N.Y. Her works extend the boundaries of tonality through such resources and procedures as polytonality, serialism, and atonality.


dramatic: Opera: La Femme en flèche (1954). orch.: Piano Concerto (1932); Sonate pour Notre-Dame de Paris (1944–45); Musique pour orchestre for Small Orch. (1950); Incidences for Piano and Orch. (1964). chamber: String Quartet (1943); Trio for Flute, Cello, and Piano (1952); Trilogue for Flute, Viola da Gamba, and Harpsichord (1957); Dialogue for Cello and Piano (1970); Périple for Oboe and Piano (1972). piano:Mouvement (1935); Arabesque (1937); Toccata (1939); Bagatelle (1940); Sonata for 2 Pianos (1946); 6 études (1949); Stances (1967). vocal:3 fables de La Fontaine (1935); Choeurs pour enfants (1938); Poèmes en trio for 3 Women’s Voices and Piano (1940); Duos for 2 Sopranos or 2 Tenors and Piano (1952); Duos for Soprano and Clarinet (1953); 3 chants for Soprano and Piano (1954); 2 odes de Grégoire de Marek for Alto and Piano (1955); 3 sonnets de Pétrarque for Baritone and Piano (1958); Le Cygne et le cuisinier for 4 Solo Voices and Piano (1959).

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire