Marie-Aimée Roger-Miclos

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Marie-Aimée Roger-Miclos
Marie-Aimée Roger-Miclos by Jean Reutlinger in 1902
Marie-Aimée Roger-Miclos by Jean Reutlinger in 1902
BornMay 1, 1860
DiedMay 19, 1951
Other namesAimée-Marie Roger-Miclos, Maria Roger-Miclos, Mme. Roger-Miclos-Battaille
Years active1880s-1910s
Marie-Aimée Roger-Miclos, from a 1903 publication.

Marie-Aimée Roger-Miclos (May 1, 1860 — May 19, 1951) was a French pianist.

Early life[edit]

Marie-Aimée Miclos was born in Toulouse.[1][2] She studied at the Conservatoire de Toulouse and the Conservatoire de Paris, with Louise Aglaé-Massart and with Henri Herz.[3]


Several composers dedicated compositions to Roger-Miclos.[4] Joseph O'Kelly dedicated a piano work to Roger-Miclos in 1884.[5] Camille Saint-Saëns dedicated a piano piece to Roger-Miclos, which she premiered in 1891.[6]

Roger-Miclos played in London in 1890[7] and 1894.[8] She toured German-speaking cities in 1893, 1894, and 1897.[1] She toured in the United States and Canada in the 1902-1903 season.[9][10] "She comes from Southern France, the land of fire and passion, and is an artist of interesting and unconventional qualities, possessing a strongly marked sense of rhythm, brilliant and incisive touch, and her playing is marked with certainty, that adds tonal charm to brilliancy," observed one reviewer, adding "As a pianiste she is an artistic diplomat."[11] In 1905, she made recordings of Mendelssohn and Chopin works.[12][13]

She also taught piano, at the Paris Conservatoire.[14] American painter George Da Maduro Peixotto made a portrait of her in 1893. She was also the subject of a medal made by French artist Geneviève Granger, exhibited in 1909.[15]

Personal life[edit]

Marie-Aimée Roger-Miclos married twice. Her first husband, Roger, was a railroad inspector; they married in 1881, and he died in 1887.[2] Her second husband was fellow musician Louis-Charles Battaille, the son of Charles-Amable Battaille; they married in 1905, and he died in 1937. She died in Paris in 1951, aged 91 years.[1][16]


  1. ^ a b c Marie Roger-Miclos, Sophie Drinker Institut.
  2. ^ a b Hugues Imbert, "Mme. Roger-Miclos" Guide musical (February 25, 1894): 196-198.
  3. ^ David Dubal, The Art of the Piano: Its Performers, Literature, and Recordings (Hal Leonard Corporation 2004): 294-295. ISBN 9781574670882
  4. ^ "Category:Roger-Miclos, Marie" IMSLP Petrucci Music Library.
  5. ^ Axel Klein, O'Kelly: An Irish Musical Family in Nineteenth-Century France (Axel Klein 2014): 59, 420. ISBN 9783735723109
  6. ^ Sabina Teller Ratner, Camille Saint-Saëns, 1835-1921: A Thematic Catalogue of His Complete Works (Oxford University Press 2002): 393-394. ISBN 9780198163206
  7. ^ "Recent Concerts" The Saturday Review of Politics, Literature, Science, and Art (June 14, 1890): 738.
  8. ^ "Pianoforte Recitals" The Musical Times (June 1, 1894): 391-392.
  9. ^ "Music and Musicians" The Theatre (March 1903): 77-78.
  10. ^ David Converse, "The World of To-Day" Boston Home Journal (January 3, 1902): 6.
  11. ^ "Chicago Grand Opera Season" The Muse (April 1903): 209.
  12. ^ Charles Timbrell, French Pianism: A Historical Perspective (Hal Leonard Corporation 1999): 60-61. ISBN 9781574670455
  13. ^ Frank Hoffmann, ed., Encyclopedia of Recorded Sound (Routledge 2004): 1638. ISBN 9781135949501
  14. ^ "The Most Difficult Piano Piece" Current Literature (September 1895): 226.
  15. ^ Leonard Forrer, ed., Biographical dictionary of medallists (Baldwin 1923): 391.
  16. ^ Charles Battaille, Artlyriquefr.

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