Andrée Vaurabourg (8 September 1894 in Toulouse − 18 July 1980 in Paris), also known as Andrée Vaurabourg-Honegger, was a French pianist and teacher. She was the wife of Swiss-French composer Arthur Honegger (1892–1955), whom she met at the Paris Conservatoire in 1916. Honegger married her in 1926 on the condition that they live in separate apartments because he required solitude for composing. They lived apart for the duration of their marriage, with the exception of living together in 1935 during which Honegger cared for her during her recuperation from an automobile accident, which lasted less than a year, and the last year of Honegger's life, when he could no longer live alone. They had one daughter, Pascale, born in 1932.
|Died||July 18, 1980 (aged 85)|
|Resting place||Cimetière Saint-Vincent|
|Other names||Andrée Vaurabourg-Honegger|
|Education||Conservatoire de Paris|
|Occupation||classical pianist, teacher|
|Spouse(s)||Arthur Honegger, 1926-1955, his death|
In September 1934, while traveling in Spain, Honegger's car ran into a tree after a tire burst. He only broke an ankle, but Vaurabourg, in the front passenger seat, broke both knees and was unable to walk for almost a year. She never fully recovered from the accident.
Young Woman with a Pipe (Andrée Vaurabourg), 1920 painting by Alice Bailly
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