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Caroline von Egloffstein
* 1789 in Weimar † 1868
Countess Caroline von Egloffstein (1789–1868) grew up in Weimar, knew Goethe from her childhood, and performed in court theater productions.
She composed songs to poems by Goethe and by her sister Julie, although her compositions are largely lost or unknown. In 1815 she became lady-in-waiting to Grand Duchess Maria Paulowna, who valued her musical talents.

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Inspired by Goethe. Songs by women composers of the 18.th and 19.th Centuries

Sophie-Carmen Eckhardt-Gramatté
* 06.01.1899 in Moskau † 02.12.1974
Die Komponistin, Pianistin und Violinistin Sophie-Carmen Eckhardt-Gramatté wurde am 6. Januar 1899 als Sophie-Carmen de Fridman in Moskau geboren. Nach ersten Jahren in England wurde sie von ihrer Mutter mit nach Paris genommen, wo sie dank ihrer außerordentlichen musikalischen Begabung früh am Pariser Konservatorium Unterricht erhielt und bereits mit elf Jahren zu konzertieren begann.
1914 übersiedelte sie nach Berlin. Dort machte sie sich mit einem überwiegend romantischen Bravura-Repertoireals Klavier- und Violinvirtuosin einen Namen. 1920 heiratete sie den expressionistischen Maler Walter Gramatté, mit dem sie von 1924-1926 in Spanien lebte. Während dieses künstlerisch inspirierenden Aufenthaltes lernte Sonia Gramatté u.a. den Cellisten Pablo Casals kennen. Nach dem Tod Walter Gramattes 1929 begab sie sich auf Konzerttournee in die USA, und gab anschließend trotz beachtlicher Erfolge ihre Virtuosenlaufbahn weitgehend auf, um sich der Komposition zu widmen. 1934 heiratete sie den Kunsthistoriker Ferdinand Eckhardt, mit dem sie zunächst in Berlin und ab 1939 in Wien lebte. Von 1936-39 studierte sie an der Preußischen Akademie bei Max Trapp Komposition. Während ihrer Wiener Zeit wurde sie auch als Komponistinin Europa immer bekannter.

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Annäherung IX - an sieben Komponistinnen

Frederikke Egeberg
* 1815 in Oslo † 1861 in Tønsberg
Although the education of Frederikke Egeberg, born on 23 November 1815 in Christiana (now Oslo), was intermitted, she was the most distiguished Norwegian woman composer before Agathe Grøndahl. Her compositions show formal and harmonic assurance allied to melodic imagination. Among many piano pieces she published more than 50 songs, many of which have survived in print to the present day. She also wrote many piano pieces. Frederikke Egeberg died on 6 May 1861 in Tønsberg.
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Christmas Carols by women composers vol. 1

Siegrid Ernst
* 03.03.1929 in Ludwigshafen am Rhein
Sigrid Ernst was born on 3.3.1929 in Ludwigshafen/Rhine, grew up in a musically very interested family. Her piano lessons begun at the age of 7 and were completed by lessons in violin and music theory later on. After her final school exams music studies in Heidelberg, Frankfurt and Vienna with piano as main instrument as well as composition studies with Gerhard Formell for six years followed.
Congresses and courses for contemporary msuic in Darmstadt, Donaueschingen, Vienna and Paris with Stockhausen, Ligeti and Xenakis and others gave her additional inspirations. As a pianist her main interest focusses on contemporary music in solo and chamber music formations in numerous concerts and radio productions. Her work as a composer however increasingly became the centre of her activities. Besides that there was always a great variety of pedagogic activities in Heidelberg, Mannheim and Bremen in the field of piano and composition, formal analysis of contemporary muisc and improvisation. Extensive comitee work in the German Music Council (Deutscher Musikrat) and composers' associations, especially her commitment to the encouragement of the work of women composers as a member of the board of the FRAU UND MUSIK Internationalen Arbeitskreis e.V. (Women in Music Organization in Germany) and as one of the foundation members of the International Congress on Women in Music, took a lot of time and energy, but also brought her gratifying success. 1981 she received the Stipendium der Bundesrepublik Deutschland for the Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris. 1989 she was awarded the title of a professor h.c. at the Interamerican University of Humanistic Studies, Florida. Her compositions comprise chamber music for strings and wind instruments, song cycles, cantatas, orchestral works, play music for children, a children’s opera, improvisation and performance concepts. There have been performances of her works in Germany and abroad, in Europe, the USA, Mexiko and Japan.

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25 plus piano solo. 27 works by contemporary women composers
7 Miniaturen nach japanischen Haiku
Annäherung VIII - an sieben Komponistinnen
Concertantes Duo
Concertantes Duo for flute and percussion
FÜR DREI (For Three) for flute, clarinet in b flat and bassoon
Klangschatten
Kleine Suite
for mascha. Organ solo

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