Women Composers

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Re: Women Composers

Postby burgmuller » Fri Oct 07, 2016 4:57 pm

ilu wrote:As requested. I hope this is the one that you are looking for.
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Yes!! This is awesome!! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!
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Re: Women Composers

Postby musiclife217 » Sat Oct 22, 2016 2:40 am

does anyone have or know where to find scores by this interesting female composer?

http://www.sophie-drinker-institut.de/c ... nin-Martha

Martha Sabinin / Sabinina .... there are various transliterations.... from the Russian... her nocturne is quite lovely and worthy of note.
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Re: Women Composers

Postby ilu » Sat Oct 22, 2016 4:27 am

musiclife217 wrote:does anyone have or know where to find scores by this interesting female composer?

http://www.sophie-drinker-institut.de/c ... nin-Martha

Martha Sabinin / Sabinina .... there are various transliterations.... from the Russian... her nocturne is quite lovely and worthy of note.


I could not get her scores so far, I will keep trying.

Regards.

ILU.


Martha von Sabinin (Marfa Stefanovna Sabinina, 1831–1892)

Martha Sabinin or Marfa Sabinina was born in 1831 as daughter of a Russian Orthodox priest in Copenhagen. In 1837 Stefan Sabinin was appointed as confessor to the Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna of Weimar. Marfa had inherited her musicality of the mother and took her first piano lessons at Gustav Kellner and Ulrike Wolf in Weimar. Since 1841 she regularly attended concerts, since 1843 the performances of a singing club.

Her piano teacher was now the organist Johann Gottlob Zöpfer who also taught her music theory. From 28 May to 10 July 1850 Marfa Sabinina took piano lessons with Clara Schumann in Leipzig and from November 1850 to March 1851 in Düsseldorf. There she also sang in the Schumann-led choir, played the first time in a public concert (on 6 February 1851 Clara Schumann's students Martha Sabinin, Nanette Falk and Caroline Dupré performed one of Bach's Concerto for three pianos), took singing lessons with Sophie Schloß and theory lessons with Julius Tausch. After that she returned to Weimar, where she formed a singing quartet in fall of 1851, which resulted in her private choir.

From 1853 to 1860 she was taught by Franz Liszt. Liszt played duets with her​, let her lead his correspondence from time to time, spoke with her about his compositions and passed her some of his students. When she began to compose in the second half of the 1850s, the master reviewed her works before they were sent to a publisher. In 1853 Marfa Sabinina was appointed court pianist of Grand Duchess Sophie, and in 1854 the Grand Duchess offered her a position as music teacher at the Sophia monastic school. At the end of 1855, she went on her first concert tour to Russia. 1860 she was appointed to St. Petersburg and became the music teacher of Princess Maria Alexandrovna. This meant the end of a concert career, for which she had prepared over the years.

Marfa Sabinina stayed employed at the Russian imperial court until 1868. From 1866 to1868 she was involved in the founding of the Russian section of the Red Cross, and after her engagement at court expired, she moved with a friend to the Crimea. There she devoted herself to charitable and pastoral activities. After the murder of her mother and her four sisters in 1892, she retired and died after long disease in December 1892.

About her meeting with Robert and Clara Schumann, Marfa Sabinina left interesting notes that were first published in German by Lossewa Olga in 1997. (OL: Marfa Sabinina und ihre Erinnerungen an Clara und Robert Schumann. In: Schumann Studien. Sinzig 1997, p. 195. -224; the biographical information are taken from this essay).

(J.M.N., translated by Katharina Ma)

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http://www.schumann-portal.de/martha-vo ... -1377.html
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Re: Women Composers

Postby musiclife217 » Mon Oct 24, 2016 11:27 am

ilu wrote:
musiclife217 wrote:does anyone have or know where to find scores by this interesting female composer?

http://www.sophie-drinker-institut.de/c ... nin-Martha

Martha Sabinin / Sabinina .... there are various transliterations.... from the Russian... her nocturne is quite lovely and worthy of note.


I could not get her scores so far, I will keep trying.

Regards.

ILU.


Martha von Sabinin (Marfa Stefanovna Sabinina, 1831–1892)

Martha Sabinin or Marfa Sabinina was born in 1831 as daughter of a Russian Orthodox priest in Copenhagen. In 1837 Stefan Sabinin was appointed as confessor to the Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna of Weimar. Marfa had inherited her musicality of the mother and took her first piano lessons at Gustav Kellner and Ulrike Wolf in Weimar. Since 1841 she regularly attended concerts, since 1843 the performances of a singing club.

Her piano teacher was now the organist Johann Gottlob Zöpfer who also taught her music theory. From 28 May to 10 July 1850 Marfa Sabinina took piano lessons with Clara Schumann in Leipzig and from November 1850 to March 1851 in Düsseldorf. There she also sang in the Schumann-led choir, played the first time in a public concert (on 6 February 1851 Clara Schumann's students Martha Sabinin, Nanette Falk and Caroline Dupré performed one of Bach's Concerto for three pianos), took singing lessons with Sophie Schloß and theory lessons with Julius Tausch. After that she returned to Weimar, where she formed a singing quartet in fall of 1851, which resulted in her private choir.

From 1853 to 1860 she was taught by Franz Liszt. Liszt played duets with her​, let her lead his correspondence from time to time, spoke with her about his compositions and passed her some of his students. When she began to compose in the second half of the 1850s, the master reviewed her works before they were sent to a publisher. In 1853 Marfa Sabinina was appointed court pianist of Grand Duchess Sophie, and in 1854 the Grand Duchess offered her a position as music teacher at the Sophia monastic school. At the end of 1855, she went on her first concert tour to Russia. 1860 she was appointed to St. Petersburg and became the music teacher of Princess Maria Alexandrovna. This meant the end of a concert career, for which she had prepared over the years.

Marfa Sabinina stayed employed at the Russian imperial court until 1868. From 1866 to1868 she was involved in the founding of the Russian section of the Red Cross, and after her engagement at court expired, she moved with a friend to the Crimea. There she devoted herself to charitable and pastoral activities. After the murder of her mother and her four sisters in 1892, she retired and died after long disease in December 1892.

About her meeting with Robert and Clara Schumann, Marfa Sabinina left interesting notes that were first published in German by Lossewa Olga in 1997. (OL: Marfa Sabinina und ihre Erinnerungen an Clara und Robert Schumann. In: Schumann Studien. Sinzig 1997, p. 195. -224; the biographical information are taken from this essay).

(J.M.N., translated by Katharina Ma)

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http://www.schumann-portal.de/martha-vo ... -1377.html



Thank you very much for your efforts!

Some of her works are recorded on this album...

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Sontraud-Speid ... B00KDOP66Q

I believe they are available on some streaming services as well, such as Spotify.
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Re: Women Composers

Postby Scriabinoff » Mon Oct 24, 2016 12:43 pm

Barbara Heller (born 6 November 1936)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barbara_Heller
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"...Barbara Heller's compositions have a wonderful ability to draw the listener in to feel the soothing effects of the music. On November 6, she celebrates her 80th birthday, and a documentary has recently been made about her life and work. We have selected have a beautiful piano piece from her volume "Musical Flowers" for free download. We hope you have fun playing it!
made available by publisher for a limited time
https://de.schott-music.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/regenblume.pdf

rest of the Musical Flowers can be purchased from Schott
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http://furore-verlag.de/download/Barbara%20Heller%20Werkverzeichnis%20Internet.pdf
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Re: Women Composers

Postby musiclife217 » Wed Nov 23, 2016 9:32 pm

we haven't had any "new" Chaminade lately... a truly fabulous solo arrangement (orig. from BnF)...

Op. 79 No. 01 - Le Matin

Love this one!

Chaminade, Cecile-Op. 79 No. 01-Le Matin (arr. Piano Solo).pdf


And just as lovely recording:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=enUoG-Cq3NQ
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Re: Women Composers

Postby Jim Faston » Thu Dec 08, 2016 2:05 am

Here's a scan of Dorothy Forster's "Happy Memories."
Forster_Happy Memories.pdf

A truncated version as played by the composer on YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=33R0WH1sey4

Any other of her works circulating, e.g., Jeanette?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TFqg8uqV-J8

Thanks.
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Re: Women Composers

Postby Jean-Séb » Thu Dec 08, 2016 8:23 am

musiclife217 wrote:we haven't had any "new" Chaminade lately... a truly fabulous solo arrangement (orig. from BnF)...
Op. 79 No. 01 - Le Matin
Love this one!

Thank you, Musiclife, for drawing our attention to this charming piece, arranged by the composer herself. It is very nice to have the recording as well.

Thank you also Jim for the happy memories. It is moving to hear that old broken record.
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Re: Women Composers

Postby Chaminade » Sun Mar 19, 2017 6:55 pm

Hello! I am wondering if anyone has a link to La Sevillane Op 19 for SOLO piano by Cecile Chaminade. It was published in 1889 by La Semaine Artistique. BnF hold a copy, but wondering if there may be an easier route? I have a first edition of the two piano arrangement. Many thanks, Peter
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Re: Women Composers

Postby Tallaphilia » Tue Mar 21, 2017 8:18 am

Hello!

I´m looking for another Chaminade work, it´s the two pianos version of Pas des Cymbales Op.36 N°2.
Thanks a lot for any help!

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