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Louise Héritte-Viardot

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Louise Pauline Marie Héritte-Viardot (14 December 1841 – 17 January 1918) was a French singer, pianist, conductor and composer. She was born in Paris, the eldest child of Pauline Viardot-Garcia and Louis Viardot, niece of Maria Malibran and sister to composer and conductor Paul Viardot.
In 1863 Viardot married Ernest Héritte, Honorary Consul and Chancellor of the Embassy of France in Berne. Her performing career was ended by illness, and with the help of Clara Schumann, she found a teaching position as a singing teacher at the Hoch Conservatory. She died in Heidelberg.
Héritte-Viardot composed mostly chamber music pieces and orchestral works and symphonies, many of which are lost. Selected works include:
Her works have been recorded and issued on CD, including: