Talma, Louise

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Talma, Louise (b Arcachon, 1906; d Saratoga Springs, NY, 1996). Fr.-born Amer. composer. Teacher from 1928 at Hunter Coll., NY, 1928–79 (prof. from 1952). Taught at Fontainebleau Sch. of Mus. 1936–9, 1978, 1981–2. Winner of several prizes and scholarships. Works incl. opera The Alcestiad, 1955–8 (Frankfurt 1962); oratorio The Divine Flame; Dialogues, pf., orch.; vn. sonata; str. qt.; All the days of my life, ten., cl., vc., pf., perc. (1965); Voices of Peace, ch., str. (1973); Summer Sounds, cl., str. qt. (1973); and Textures, pf. (1978).