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ARTIST
TITLE
Sticky Melodies
FORMAT
2CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
NW 80678CD NW 80678CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
7/14/2008

"Johanna Magdalena Beyer (1888-1944) was born in Leipzig and moved to the United States sometime around 1924. After studying at various schools in New York, and with composers including Dane Rudhyar, Charles Seeger, Henry Cowell and Ruth Crawford, she began a highly-productive and interesting period of composition which lasted from around 1932 to almost 1940. Beyer's music received very few performances and her work was almost completely overlooked during her life and for about 50 years after her death. Even with the tremendous renaissance of interest in the works of historical women composers in the United States, Beyer's work has, until now, been (in her own words) in 'total eclipse.' Beyer is one of the pioneering figures of the experimental strain in contemporary American music. Her work has long lain undiscovered and unperformed because of the lack of adequate performing editions. However, many of her works are now available in authoritative performing editions, making it possible for her music to finally be introduced to the public more than a half-century after they were composed. This 2CD set, featuring world premiere recordings of all the works, is the first-ever devoted entirely to Beyer's music."