Betsy Jolas

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Birthday
5, 1926
Birthplace
France
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
5, 1926 (age 92)
Birthplace
France

About

Internationally beloved French composer known for pieces that were often heavy on lyricism and based in poetry and emotion. Her works included "Plupart du temps II" from 1989, "Come follow for viola" from 2001, and "Jean Sébastien Bach-Contrapunctus IV for orchestra" from 2001.

Before Fame

She moved from Paris to New York in 1940. She was a student at Lycée Français and Bennington College.

Trivia

She won the Berlin Prize from the American Academy in Berlin in 2000.

Family Life

She had three children with Gabriel Illouz.

Associated With

Her father was friends with Ernest Hemingway, and she remembered his visits while she was a child.