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The Music Room => Composer Discussion => Topic started by: Ten thumbs on July 26, 2011, 06:59:17 AM

Title: Emilie Mayer (1812-1883)
Post by: Ten thumbs 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.
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_compositions_by_Emilie_Mayer (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_compositions_by_Emilie_Mayer)

 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! 
Title: Re: Emilie Mayer (1812-1883)
Post by: Scion7 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 . . .