Nadia Boulanger — French Musician born on September 16, 1887, died on October 22, 1979

Juliette Nadia Boulanger was a French composer, conductor, and teacher who taught many of the leading composers and musicians of the 20th century as well as leading living composers and musicians. She also performed as a pianist and organist... (wikipedia)

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The essential conditions of everything you do must be choice, love, passion.
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