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Emilie Mayer (Composer)

Born: 14th May 1812, Friedland, Germany

Died: 10th April 1883, Berlin

Nationality: Geman

Emilie Luise Friderica Mayer was a German composer of Romantic music. Emilie Mayer began her serious compositional study relatively late in life, yet she was a very prolific composer, producing some 8 symphonies and at least 15 concert overtures, plus numerous chamber works and lieder. She was the Associate Director of the Opera Academy in Berlin.

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 Interview, Golda Schultz on This Be Her Verse

The South African soprano discusses her debut solo recording - a 'love-letter to women in music' featuring songs by Clara Schumann, Emilie Mayer, Rebecca Clarke and Nadia Boulanger, plus a new commission by composer Kathleen Tagg and librettist Lila Palmer.

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