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In her youth, Madeleine de Valmalète had a dazzling performing career across Europe, was admired as a virtuoso prodigy by Camille Saint-Saëns and Charles-Marie Widor and later as a mature artist by Maurice Ravel and Alfred Cortot; she performed concertos conducted by Paul Paray, André Messager, Charles Munch, Arturo Toscanini, and Wilhelm Furtwängler.

As a young student, she entered the piano class of Isidor Philipp at the Paris Conservatoire. Philipp, a noted interpreter of the music of Franz Liszt, focused on developing virtuoso technique through total control of interpretive nuance and sonorities. Madeleine also studied with Joseph Morpain, who taught Clara Haskil among others. Like Haskil, Madeleine would always feel great affection for Morpain, whom she designated as her "Maître."

--Eric Ferrand-N'Kaoua, CD liner notes


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