#ClassicsaDay #WomensHistoryMonth 2022 Week 5

The Classics a Day team chose Women’s History Month as the theme for March. Actually, it’s been the March theme for the past five years. And there are still many composers to explore.

As always, I try to shore works I haven’t posted before. And as always for this month, I’m posting works by composers I’ve just discovered (both past and present). Here are my #ClassicsaDay posts for the fifth and final week of #WomensHistoryMonth.

03/28/22 Emilie Mayer (1812–1883) – String Quartet in G minor, Op. 14

Mayer was the Associate Director of the Opera Academy in Berlin. Her composing career took off after a concert of her works in 1850. Mayer wrote seven string quartets. Her G minor quartet was published in 1858.

03/29/22 Louise Farrenc (1804–1875) – Cello Sonata in B-flat major, Op. 46

Farrenc was well-known as a pianist and composer. Most of her works were for chamber ensembles. Her cello sonata was published in 1858, and most likely premiered with Farrenc at the piano.

03/30/22 Marianne von Martinez (1744-1812) – Sonata for Piano in E major

Martinez was well-known in 18th Century Vienna, both as a pianist and composer. She often gave command performances for Empress Maria Theresa.

03/31/22 Sophia Giustina Dussek (1775 – ca. 1831) – Harp Sonata in C minor, Op. 3, No. 3

Sophia Guistina was married to Jan Ladislav Dussek. She was a pianist, harpist, and composer. Her most popular works were her sonatas for harp.

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