Czech composer composed Sonata Erotica in 1919

Erwin Schulhoff (8 June 1894 – 18 August 1942), a Czech composer, pianist and communist, composed Sonata Erotica for female voice solo in 1919. As the title suggests, his Sonata Erotica doesn’t leave much to the imagination: the solo female vocalist moans, gasps and giggles her way through the score in an extended musical orgasm.

(The Nazis didn’t take too kindly to music like Sonata Erotica and Schulhoff’s oratorio setting of the Communist Manifesto, and he died in a concentration camp in 1942).


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