Louise Hanson-Dyer, L'Oiseau-Lyre   (Jim Davidson)   (0-931340-72-1)
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Louise Hanson-Dyer, L'Oiseau-Lyre   (Jim Davidson)   (0-931340-72-1)
B1216. JIM DAVIDSON. Lyrebird Rising: Louise Hanson-Dyer of L’Oiseau-Lyre, 1884-1962. Portland, OR, Amadeus Press, 1994. 578pp. Index; Bibliography; List of Works of Louise Hanson-Dyer. - 0-931340-72-1


“Louise Berta Mosson Hanson-Dyer (1884 - 1962) was an Australian-born music publisher and patron of the arts. She was a generous patron of the arts who organised private concerts of baroque, especially French, music. She was the major force in establishing the British Music Society of Victoria in 1921. In 1924 she helped John Shaw Neilson publish his first major book of poetry and later donated £10,000 to help found the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. She founded Éditions de l'Oiseau-Lyre in 1932, printing impeccable historical editions of the music of Lully, Couperin, Jacopo da Bologna and Purcell, then branching out into recorded performances which became their major focus. She also published works of modern Australian composers, notably Peggy Glanville-Hicks and Margaret Sutherland. She continued to run it until the year she died. She also helped promote modern composers including Georges Auric, Benjamin Britten, Joseph Canteloube, Gustav Holst, Jacques Ibert, Vincent d'Indy, Charles Koechlin, Darius Milhaud, Albert Roussel and Henri Sauguet.�

- Z. D. Akron