This week, The Music Treasury is featuring Marcelle Meyer, a noted French pianist from the earlier 1900s.  The show is a tribute to her, on the 60th anniversary of her death.  The air time for the show is 19:00 to 21:00 PST, and is streamed concurrently on the ‘Net at kzsu.stanford.edu.

The historic recordings for the show are assembled from EMI and Tahra Records.

Marcelle Meyer [from Wikipedia]

Portrait Marcelle Meyer

Marcelle Meyer, by Macarau

Marcelle Meyer was born in Lille, France on 22 May 1897. She was taught piano from the age of five by her sister Germaine, and entered the Conservatoire de Paris in 1911 at age 14, studying with Alfred Cortot and Marguerite Long and taking the Premier Prix at age 16. She then studied Ravel and Spanish composers with Ricardo Viñes. She gave the first all-Debussy recital in Debussy’s presence, premiering his Études. Meyer also became Erik Satie‘s favored pianist and she also premiered Francis Poulenc‘s Sonata for piano four-hands with the composer. She premiered several of his works and recorded with him. In the early 1920s she also played for Darius Milhaud and Stravinsky. She became famous for her talent and played concerts in England, Holland, and Germany as well as many premieres, including works by Honegger, Roland-Manuel, and Igor Markevitch.[1]