Recorded on 12/21/2011, uploaded on 04/26/2012
Musician's or Publisher's Notes
Four pieces: Allegretto con moto Lento Allegro Molto Allegro, ma non troppo
Amanda Maier (1853-1894) was a woman of many talents. Mainly a violinistand composer, she was also an excellent pianist, cellist and music
historian. She was the first woman to receive the degree of Music Director from the Stockholm Conservatory. Her output was relatively small; perhaps her most popular work is the Sonata in B minor, a work recently recorded by several prominent violinists. She is also said to have written a violin concerto and a piano quartet, though no trace has been found of these. Gregory Maytan
Six Pieces for Violin and Piano were written in Leipzig in 1879. Like the violin sonata in B minor, they mostly reflect the influence of Schumann and Mendelssohn; she is not to be considered a national-romantic composer like Grieg. There is no unifying musical ideal or motif and all six pieces could stand alone quite well. These pieces were discovered two summers ago at the Royal Musical Library in Stockholm, Sweden while browsing their catalogue. There is no record of them ever having been performed publicly, or recorded in recent times, until now.
Courtesy of International Music Foundation.
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