Coralie LeBlond was a New Orleans composer and pianist who achieved considerable acclaim during the mid-19th century. It was not uncommon for women of this time to demonstrate musical talent, as the study of music made up a large part of female education. However, women were not expected to achieve the same public recognition as their male counterparts, nor to play with the same innovation and vigor. Additionally, amateur female performers were rarely referenced by name in concert programs, so it is difficult to say with certainty how often and where LeBlond performed. LeBlond demonstrated advanced musical talent from a young age, and studied in Paris at some point in her early life. She was almost certainly acquainted with other preeminent New Orleans musicians from the mid-19th century, including Hubert Rolling, who may have been her mentor. The Coralie LeBlond music collection (Mss. 2204) consists of LeBlond’s compositions, as well as those of other distinguished mid-19th century musicians.
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Music -- Louisiana -- New Orleans -- 19th century.
Pianists -- Louisiana -- New Orleans.
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