Women Composers

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Poldowski

Post by Phillip210 » Sun Feb 13, 2011 2:00 pm

One of the most significant and interesting early 20th c piano works by a female composer has to be Poldowski's 'Caledonian Market' from 1923. Poldowski was actually Irene Régine Wieniawska (1879-1932), daughter of the violinist Henri Wieniawski. She took British nationality upon becoming Lady Dean Paul in 1901, but her music is very cosmopolitan - and this piece reads like a blend of Mompou and Villa-Lobos. I have not encountered a scan anywhere else, and I saw this on a request list from Alfor, who has been kind enough to recently introduce us to the music of Hugo Kaun - so here it is, with (separately) part of the period cover illustration showing the Nelson Monument, Calton Hill, Edinburgh.
Poldowski Caledonian Market.pdf
Poldowski Caledonian Market (artwork).pdf
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Re: Women Composers

Post by remy » Wed Mar 09, 2011 10:57 am

Paula Szalit was a pupil of Leschetizky, but she also studied with Liszt.

Leschetizky told Ethel Newcomb: ... what deep breaths (Anton) Rubinstein used to take at the beginning of long phrases, and also what repose he had and what dramatic pauses. "There is more rhythm between the notes than in the notes themselves." ...Liszt used to say this: "Paula Szalit is the only one who ever asked me to tell how Rubinstein breathed. No one else ever seemed interested to know." from http://www2.gol.com/users/cegledy/Leschmethod.htm

There is a beautiful scan of Szalit's Intermezzo in G flat at pianoarchive:

http://www.pianoarchive.org/cgi-bin/pa- ... ser=SZALPA

Does anyone have any other scores by her?

Thanks very much.


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Re: Women Composers

Post by remy » Wed Mar 09, 2011 10:57 am

Paula Szalit was a pupil of Leschetizky, but she also studied with Liszt.

Leschetizky told Ethel Newcomb: ... what deep breaths (Anton) Rubinstein used to take at the beginning of long phrases, and also what repose he had and what dramatic pauses. "There is more rhythm between the notes than in the notes themselves." ...Liszt used to say this: "Paula Szalit is the only one who ever asked me to tell how Rubinstein breathed. No one else ever seemed interested to know." from http://www2.gol.com/users/cegledy/Leschmethod.htm

There is a beautiful scan of Szalit's Intermezzo in G flat at pianoarchive:

http://www.pianoarchive.org/cgi-bin/pa- ... ser=SZALPA

Does anyone have any other scores by her?

Thanks very much.


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Re: Women Composers

Post by Caprotti » Wed Mar 09, 2011 11:58 am

Interesting piece, her small production could be explored in depth ...

http://musikipac.staatsbibliothek-berli ... 1&cop=:osy

http://musikipac.staatsbibliothek-berli ... 1&cop=:osy

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Re: Women Composers

Post by remy » Thu Mar 10, 2011 2:36 pm

Caprotti wrote:Interesting piece, her small production could be explored in depth ...

http://musikipac.staatsbibliothek-berli ... 1&cop=:osy

http://musikipac.staatsbibliothek-berli ... 1&cop=:osy
Thanks very much, Caprotti.

From what I've read, she returned to Poland and was never heard from again.


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Re: Women Composers

Post by 4candles » Fri Apr 15, 2011 11:15 am

Would anyone have any piano works (or otherwise) of Belgian pianist, violinist, composer and teacher Eugénie-Emilie Juliette Folville (1870-1946)?

According to Grove she was a student of the Liège Conservatoire and also a piano student of Delaborde in Paris, had a career as a touring pianist and violinist, was "a pioneer in the revival of the harpsichord" and composed many works with "a distinctive compositional craft, accomplished scoring, some chromaticism, and an elegance of style paralleling that of Massenet."

Her works are still under copyright(?) but anything as an example of her style even, to satisfy my curiosity?

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Re: Women Composers

Post by fahl5 » Wed May 04, 2011 4:14 am

toyboy wrote:
Jean-Séb wrote:Thank you fahl5. What a delightful dream if everyone did like you, posting rare music AND a recording of it!
Jean-Séb

let alone play them so well!

(4 hours later)

I hereby rescind the compliment, after learning all he is doing is entering pre-recorded notes into his software!
Do you think "entering pre-recorded notes into software" would not require the same musical understanding to get an musical reasonable result?
- If you think what I am doing is something automaticly, you understood totally wrong.
Listen to the music again and you would hear that there are rubati and microrubati, accents dynamics etc. no software would reasonable know to apply, since they depdend on the musical understandingof the composition. What I do is more likly a kind of composing the musical interpretation. If anyone likes what you can hear, than he obviously like my musical understanding of those wonderful pieces to, since they would sound different, if i understood them in another way.
- If you think, that it is just something like sticking together recordings of other pianists, you are totally wrong again and forget, that those pieces were never recorded before.
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Re: Women Composers

Post by fhimpsl » Thu May 05, 2011 10:18 am

A note to the newer collectors interested in the subject of women composers. Over the past few months IMSLP has posted (via Sibley in many cases) the vast majority of piano works by Cecile Chaminade and Agatha Backer-Grondahl. Also there is an excellent selection of Clara Schumann's works (as well as her arrangements of Robert Schumann's songs, which are quite good). Altogether probably between 1000-2000 pages of wonderful music, ready for downloading and playing. There are many treasures to be found amongst this fine and massive group of piano works.

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Re: Women Composers

Post by fredbucket » Fri Jul 01, 2011 7:31 am

Just released by the Bavarian Library - Carreño, Teresa - Trois morceaux pour piano à 2 mains
http://daten.digitale-sammlungen.de/~db ... 14/images/

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Re: Women Composers

Post by Caprotti » Fri Jul 01, 2011 9:32 am

as pdf
Carreno - Trois Morceaux (Tristesse,Minuetto,Berceuse).pdf
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