Furore-Verlag Renate Matthei e.Kfr.

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  • 34127 Kassel
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Furore: Music by Women Composers

At the time it was a sensation: in 1986 business woman, Renate Matthei, from Kassel in Germany founded a music publishing house which was dedicated exclusively to music and books written by and about women from various centuries. Today Furore is still the only music publisher of its kind, publishing in the region of 1.700 compositions from various epochs by approximately 170 women from Europe, America, Asia and Australia. Our "oldest" composer is the Italian Francesca Caccini, who was born in 1587 in Florence. The youngest composer of our publishing house is Chia Meng Lin (born 1978 in Changhua, Taiwan).

Meanwhile, there are important signs of public recognition: 2012 Renate Matthei was awarded the German Federal Cross of Merit. 2015 she was awarded the Soroptimist Germany price. This award she received for her "publishing activities and her work for the often overlooked female music scene”. And in 2012 she was awarded the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany.

Right from the beginning Furore has taken on authors and writers from all over the world and Furore’s publications have been on display at international fairs and congresses. The most famous woman composer published by Furore is Fanny Hensel, the sister of Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy. More than 150 compositions of this most important woman composer of the German Romantic era have been published by Furore for the first time: large works for choir and orchestra, works for piano and chamber ensemble as well as Lieder including the widely and enthusiastically received piano cycle “Das Jahr”, which is available both as a four-coloured facsimile and as a modern edition.

First editions are a main focus of the publisher’s programme: Anna Amalia’s opera “Erwin und Elmire”, Wilhelmine von Bayreuth’s harpsichord concerti, the 5th Symphony by Emilie Mayer, chamber music by Louise Farrenc and Mel Bonis, just to give some examples.

Furore has already been awarded the music publisher’s prize “Best Edition” five times.

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Sheet music: 1,700 works by about 170 female composers from Europe, America, Asia and Australia from the 16th century to the present from the recorder to the symphony orchestra and stage works

Books and CDs by and about female composers


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