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.
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= Recordings were issued from this master. No recordings issued from other masters.
|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|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Tournier, Marcel," accessed November 29, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104148.
Tournier, Marcel. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved November 29, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104148.
"Tournier, Marcel." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 29 November 2023.
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