Marguerite Béclard d'Harcourt

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Marguerite Béclard d'Harcourt (24 February 1884 - 2 August 1964) was a French composer and ethno-musicologist. She was born in Paris and studied composition at the Schola Cantorum with Abel Decaux, Vincent d'Indy and Maurice Emmanuel.[1]

She married ethnologist Raoul d'Harcourt and afterward researched South American and Canadian[2] folk music, publishing texts in collaboration with him. She also collected and published folk melodies from Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia and other countries in standard European notation.[3] She died in Paris.


Selected works include:

  • Fifty popular Indian Melodies, 1923
  • Raimi, or the Feast of the sun, ballet, 1926
  • 3 Sonnets from the Renaissance, 1930
  • String Quartet, 1930
  • Three symphonic movements, 1932
  • Children in the pen, melodies, 1934–1935
  • Twenty-four Folk Songs of Old Quebec, 1936
  • Sonata Three, 1938
  • Dierdane, lyric drama, 1937–1941
  • Sonatine for flute and piano, 1946
  • The Seasons, 2nd symphony, 1951–1952

Writings with Raoul d'Harcourt include:

  • Music of the Incas and its survivals, Paris, P. Geuthner, 1925
  • French folk songs of Canada: their musical language, Paris, PUF, 1956


  1. ^ Sadie, Julie Anne; Samuel, Rhian (1994). The Norton/Grove dictionary of women composers (Digitized online by GoogleBooks). Retrieved 4 October 2010.
  2. ^ Levine, Victoria Lindsay (1977). Recent researches in American music. American Musicological Society.
  3. ^ Boenke, Heidi M. (1988). Flute music by women composers: an annotated catalog.