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"Vita brevis ars longa"

Fanny Hensel: Piano Sonata in G minor 

Emilie Mayer: Piano Sonata in D minor (first recording!)

 

„Vita brevis, ars longa“- in English: „Life is short, art is long.“

This latin aphorism can be found on the original autograph of the piano sonata in D minor by Emilie Mayer. However, it was later conceiled with a piece of paper, bearing the name of the composer. Nowadays, the aphorism can only be seen in backlight.

This peculiar phenomenon raises several questions. Still, the aphorism is undoubtedly suitable for this album, since it constitutes the very first recording of the sonata in history - over 150 years after it was composed. One can sure state that, in this case, the work has outlived the composer. The same applies to piano sonata in G minor by Fanny Hensel: her work was also not published during her lifetime and was not rediscovered until the 1990s. 

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