Author Topic: Rosy Wertheim (Dutch, 1888-1949)  (Read 665 times)

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Rosy Wertheim (Dutch, 1888-1949)
« on: September 07, 2021, 04:02:58 PM »
I discovered Dutch composer Rosy Wertheim via violinist Ari Streisfeld, who played her Sonate for Piano and Violin (1931) as the finale of his recent faculty recital. (He teaches at the University of South Carolina.) In opening remarks, Streisfeld made a case for discovering seldom-played female composers of any era, and said it took about 5 minutes of online research to find this piece.

While there is at least one more version of this work on YouTube, Streisfeld makes an eloquent case for it. His complete recital is below (well worth hearing), and the Wertheim starts at about 56'.

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