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Women's History Spotlight: Nadia Boulanger

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Women's History: Nadia Boulanger

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March 01, 2018

Legendary producer Quincy Jones recently said he owes everything he is as a musician to his early studies in Paris under Nadia Boulanger.

Boulanger was an influential teacher and the first woman to grace the podium of several major orchestras.

When asked in 1938 how it felt to be the first female conductor of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, she responded: "I've been a woman for a little more than 50 years, and I've gotten over my original astonishment."