Blancard, Jacqueline (1909–)

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Blancard, Jacqueline (1909–)

French-born pianist. Born in Paris, France, 1909; studied at Paris Conservatory.

Studied with Isidor Philipp, then continued training with Alfred Cortot, mastering both standard German repertoire and modern French school; highly regarded as a Schumann specialist, also made the 1st recording of Debussy's etudes and was the 1st pianist to record Maurice Ravel's Concerto for the Left Hand (1938); performed 3 Mozart concertos in triumphant NY debut (1948).

See also Women in World History.