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Pauline Viardot-Garcia (Composer)

Born: 18th July 1821, Paris, France

Died: 18th May 1910, Paris, France

Nationality: French

Pauline Viardot was a leading nineteenth-century French mezzo-soprano, pedagogue, and composer of Spanish descent.

Born Michelle Ferdinande Pauline García, her name appears in various forms. When it is not simply "Pauline Viardot", it most commonly appears in association with her maiden name García or the unaccented form, Garcia. This name sometimes precedes Viardot and sometimes follows it. Sometimes the words are hyphenated; sometimes they are not.

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Broadening the Repertoire, Viardot-García: Selected Songs from Breitkopf & Härtel

This year celebrates the 200th anniverary of the birth of Pauline Viardot-García. To celebrate this anniversary, Breitkopf & Härtel have published the first critical edition of songs by the composer. Find out more here.

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