Jane Vieu

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Jane Vieu

Jeanne Élisabeth Marie Vieu, also known as Jane Vieu (15 July 1871, in Béziers – 8 April 1955, in Paris), was a French composer who also published works under the pseudonym Pierre Valette.[1]

Biography[edit]

Vieu was born as Jeanne Fabre at Béziers. Vieu is the daughter of pianist Marie-Élodie Fabre, who taught her music. She started composing at the age of 11.[2] Vieu studied composition with Jules Massenet, singing with Marie Caroline Miolan-Carvalho, and counterpoint and fugue with André Gedalge. She gained recognition thanks to her operetta Madame Tallien (1902), and because of her fairy tale La belle au bois dormant (1902), the first performance of which took place at the Théâtre des Mathurins.[3] Other successful titles of her hand are Au bal de Flore, Les Petites entravées (1911), and Aladin, ombres chinoises (1904).[4]

Vieu published about 100 works including orchestral, chamber, piano, and operas.[5]

She operated a publishing company with her brother Maurice Vieu between 1907 and 1925.[6]

She died in Paris in 1955.[7][5]

Works[edit]

Selected works include:

References[edit]

  1. ^ Archives de l'Hérault, commune de Béziers, acte de naissance #, année 1871 (vue 64/112) (avec mention marginale de décès)
  2. ^ Collectif, Le Dictionnaire universel des créatrices, 2015 (Lire en ligne)
  3. ^ "La belle au bois dormant : valse chantée". Bibliothèques spécialisées de la Ville de Paris. Retrieved 2018-02-16.
  4. ^ Collectif, Le Dictionnaire universel des créatrices, 2015, op.cit
  5. ^ a b Sadie, Julie Anne; Samuel, Rhian (1994). The Norton/Grove dictionary of women composers (Digitized online by GoogleBooks). Retrieved 4 October 2010.
  6. ^ Devries, Anik; Lesure, Francois (1988). Dictionnaire Des Editeurs de Musique Français, Volume II: De 1820 a 1914. Geneve: Minkoff. p. 426.
  7. ^ Hinkle-Turner, Elizabeth (February 1994). "From a Woman's Perspective: Art Songs". IAWM Journal. p. 25. Archived from the original on 16 July 2011. Retrieved 12 October 2010.