Marguerite Canal, the second woman to win the First Grand Prix de Rome for Musical Composition (in 1920), remains little known to musicians and music lovers.
Pierrette Germain, who for several years now has been endeavoring to present women composers who are too often neglected, retraces here her career and the stages of her production.
The work of this musician, from which emerges a mastered emotion, testifies to a great requirement of writing. Difficult to develop in the trying social context of her time, it reveals a singular sensitivity.
Published with the support of the Académie des Beaux-Arts - Institut de France.