Author Topic: Emilie Mayer (1812-1883)  (Read 2514 times)

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Offline Ten thumbs

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Emilie Mayer (1812-1883)
« on: July 26, 2011, 06:59:17 AM »
It's good to see that there is now a provisional list of her compositions on Wikipedia.

 In her day her works were highly regarded and they have only dropped out of consideration because she was a woman and had no descendants to champion her cause after her death. Apart from the Op. 14 quartet we now have her 5th Symphony available on disk or mp3 downloads. This is a strong vigorous work, at least as good as the symphonies of other second tier composers from the mid 18th century. I can only hope that more of her symphonies will be played and recorded in the near future. What is more, there are another six string quartets and two string quintets to go at! 
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With some one chance, the balance of all time:
A look—a word—and we are wholly changed.

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Re: Emilie Mayer (1812-1883)
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2017, 01:43:22 PM »
Have been exploring this composer's violin sonatas, piano trios and a couple of symphonies over the weekend.  Solid stuff, if not music one will go to every day . . .
The Germans, who make doctrines out of everything, deal with music learnedly; the Italians, being voluptuous, seek in it lively, though fleeting, sensations; the French, more vain than perceptive, manage to speak of it wittily; and the English pay for it . . . - Stendhal