Emilie Mayer, a Forgotten German Composer?

By: Frank Cadenhead

Is the German composer Emilie Mayer (1812-1883) an important composer who has been wrongly forgotten?
Laurence Equilbey and her Insula Orchestra will be performing her First Symphony on 27 and 28 February 2024, sharing the program with works of Schubert. Plans are to record the work with Warner and to continue to explore her works.
She never married and lived on inherited wealth but devoted her entire life to music. Her output includes eight symphonies and a good number of works for chamber orchestra. She was applauded for her work when alive but the recognition declined in the following years.
For visitors to Paris, it would also be a good time to get to know the new and remarkable concert hall built on an island in the Seine River. Click on https://www.insulaorchestra.fr and look for the English version.


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