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Marcel Tournier

Marcel Lucien Tournier (January 5, 1879 – May 8, 1951) was a French harpist, composer, and teacher who composed important solo repertory for the harp that expanded the technical and harmonic possibilities of the instrument. His works are regularly performed in concert and recorded by professional harpists, and they are often test pieces for harp-performance competitions. A student of Alphonse Hasselmans at the Paris Conservatory, Tournier won the Second Grand Prize of the Prix de Rome in 1909. He also won the Rossini Prize for Laura et Petrarch.

Tournier succeeded his teacher as professor of harp in 1912, holding that position until 1948, training two generations of harpists from France, the United States, other European countries, and Japan. Tournier composed several dozen solos for harp, a number of chamber works that feature the harp prominently, and a few works for piano and for orchestra. Notable students include American harpist and educator Eileen Malone.

Birth and Death Data: Born January 5, 1879 (Paris), Died May 8, 1951 (Paris)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1928 - 1931

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer

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Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia W151194 10-in. 1/10/1931 Vers la source dans le bois Bernard Zighera Harp solo composer  
Brunswick [Br (U.K.) cat 207-b] 10-in. Dec. 1928 Jazz band Sidonie Goossens Harp solo composer  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Tournier, Marcel," accessed February 26, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104148.

Tournier, Marcel. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved February 26, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104148.

"Tournier, Marcel." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 26 February 2024.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104148

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