Marie Emmanuelle Bayon Louis

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Marie-Emmanuelle Bayon Louis (1746, Marcei – 29 March 1825, Paris) was a French composer, pianist, and salonnière. The Norton/Grove Dictionary of Women Composers credits her for making the fortepiano popular in France.[1] In 1770 she married the architect Victor Louis.[2]

Published Works (Selective)[edit]

Six sonates, op.1. Paris, Vendôme, 1769 (facsimile ed., New York: Da Capo Press, 1990).
Fleur d’épine, full score. Paris, 1776. Excerpts, ed. D. Hayes, in Women Composers: Music Through the Ages (12 vols; New York: G. K. Hall/Macmillan, 1995- ), vols. 4 and 5.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Julie Anne Sadie; Rhian Samuel (1994). The Norton/Grove Dictionary of Women Composers. W. W. Norton & Company. p. 44. ISBN 978-0-393-03487-5. 
  2. ^ Deborah Hayes, Introduction to Marie-Emmanuelle Bayon Louis: Fleur d’épine (‘Mayflower’), opéra-comique; excerpts from full score, 1776, In Women Composers: Music Through the Ages, edited by Sylvia Glickman and Martha Schleifer (12 vols; New York: G. K. Hall/Macmillan, 1995- ), vol. 4, pp. 93-154; and Introduction to Overture to Fleur d'épine in ibid., vol. 5, pp. 69-87.