Emilie Mayer and the passion for life

Fire. © Charles Thibo

Wait, wait, wait – what is this commotion about? You can not just hammer away on these keys! What, agitato you say? But… You, you, the violinist, stop that! This not music, you hear me, this is outrageous! Well, outrage may well have been on the composer’s mind. Here comes a fulgurant woman writing fulgurant music. Here comes Emilie Mayer with her Violin Sonata in E minor, Op. 19. You havent heard of her? You will hear her story – or parts of it – now and hopefully discover a piece that will bewitch you. It has been recorded by Aleksandra Maslovaric and Anne-Lise Longuemare.

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