Another forgotten gem from a late 18th century woman composer, Marie Emmanuelle Bayon Louis’s overture to d’Épine, Mayflower, is boisterous and brilliant.
You can listen to the piece here played by the excellent and stylish Academy of Ancient Music.
Listening time 11 minutes (podcast 5′, music 6′)
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If female French composers are your thing check out others on Cacophony, Lili Boulanger (featuring an interview with champion of female composers, Diana Ambache) or Louise Farrenc.
The picture isn’t a Mayflower…but does look a bit like one…
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