Vaurabourg, Andrée

PIANIST (FRANCE)
BORN 8 Sep 1894, Toulouse, Haute-Garonne - DIED 18 Jul 1980, Paris
GRAVE LOCATION Paris: St. Vincent Cimetière, 6, rue Lucien Gaulard (division 08)

Andrée Vaurabourg studied piano at the Conservatory in Paris where she won a first prize in counterpojnt. In 1926 she married Arthur Honegger on his condition that they would continue to live in separate homes. In 1932 they had a daughter, Pascale. During a car crash in Spain in 1934 Honegger was slightly injured but she broke both her knees and she never fully recovered. They tried to live together in 1935 but this lasted for less than a year.

During her career she often performed her husband's compositions. Pierre Boulez studied counterpoint with her from 1944 to 1946.

Family
• Husband: Honegger, Arthur (1926-)

Sources
Andrée Vaurabourg - Wikipedia

Images

The grave of Arthur Honegger at St. Vincent Cimetière, Paris.
Picture by Androom (19 May 2005)

 


Veidt, Conrad

Published: 2 Oct 2016
Last update: 21 Oct 2017