Marguerite Canal (29 January 1890 – 27 January 1978) was a French conductor, music educator and composer. She was born in Toulouse into a musical family, and her father introduced her to music and poetry. She studied at the Paris Conservatoire in 1911, and after completing her studies, became a teacher at the Conservatoire in 1919.
Canal composed mainly for voice and instrument performance and was noted for songs. Selected works include:
- Requiem, 1921
- Sonata for Violin and Piano, 1922
- Le Jardin de L'Infante (A. Samain)
- Nell (Leconte de Lisle)
- Ici bas tous les lilas Meurent (Sully Prud'homme)
- Douceur du Soir (G. Rodenbach)
- Un grand sommeil noir (Verlaine)
- Ecoutez la chanson bien douce (Verlaine)
- Il pleure dans mon coeur (Verlaine)
- Don Juan, drama, 1920
- Amours triestes, song cycle
- Tlass alka, opera, 1922 (uncompleted)
Her works have been recorded and issued on CD, including:
- Marguerite Canal (1890-1978) Songs, Sonata for Violin and Piano
- Sadie, Julie Anne; Samuel, Rhian (1994). The Norton/Grove dictionary of women composers (Digitized online by GoogleBooks). Retrieved 19 January 2011.
- Uglow, Jennifer S.; Hinton, Frances; Hendry, Maggy (1999). The Northeastern dictionary of women's biography.
- "Marguerite Canal". Retrieved 19 January 2011.
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