Odette Gartenlaub

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Odette Gartenlaub (13 March 1922 – 20 September 2014)[1] was a French pianist, music teacher and composer.


Odette Gartenlaub studied music at the Paris Conservatory with Olivier Messiaen, Henri Busser, Noël Gallon and Darius Milhaud,[2] and won the Premier Grand Prix de Rome in 1948.[3] She became well known as a soloist, performing with orchestras internationally. In 1959 she took a position as a professor at the Paris Conservatory.[4]

On September 20, 2014, she died at Hôpital Cochin in Paris, at the age of 92.[1]


Gartenlaub's compositions include works for orchestra, chamber ensemble and solo instruments. Selected works include:

  • Étude concertante for viola solo (1984)
  • Pour le Cor
  • Les Coin des Enfants
  • Antique
  • Grave et Tocatta
  • Sept Petit Études


  1. ^ a b "ODETTE GARTENLAUB". MUSICA ET MEMORIA. Retrieved 16 October 2014.
  2. ^ "Odette Gartenlaub", in Sax, Mule & Co, Jean-Pierre Thiollet, H & D, 2004, p. 125-126. ISBN 2 914 266 03 0
  3. ^ Pamela Youngdahl Dees (1990). A Guide to Piano Music by Women Composers: Women born after 1900.
  4. ^ "Works with Horn by Female Composers". Retrieved 11 January 2012.