The Daffodil Perspective 11th December 2018

This show features an in-depth look at late 20th century composer Teresa Procaccini, following her life and music alongside fellow Italians Berio and Maderna. Also on the show is music from Villa Lobos.

Album Of The Week 1: Homage by Drama Musica

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Homage by Drama Musica, featuring soprano Susie Georgiadis and pianist Angiolina Sensale. This amazing new release brings to life songs by women composers from Italy and Brazil including Chiquinha Gonzaga and Geni Sadero. Some of the pieces are over 100 years old and are only just receiving their world premier recordings on this album. The album also features a protest song from contemporary Brazil composer Catarina Domenici. Overseen by founder Gabriella Di Laccio this is a spectacular record. Listen here:

Album Of The Week 2

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In a double bill of awesome albums I’m also featuring the new release Magic Lantern Tales by contemporary English composer Cheryl Frances-Hoad, she is hot off the heels of a stunning world premiere performance of her new piece Last Man Standing at The Barbican with the BBC Symphony Orchestra. Magic Lantern Tales is a beautiful collection of choral music by Frances-Hoad.

The Daffodil Perspective 4th December 2018

This show features an in-depth look at contemporary film and TV composer Debbie Wiseman, following her 25 year career including the soundtrack to Wolf Hall alongside other scores including Downton Abbey by John Lunn. Also on the show is music by Russians Nina Makarova and Khachaturian.

Organisation Of The Week

The first of a very special monthly event with Illuminate Women’s Music, an extraordinary organisation promoting music by women composers and performers. Set up by Angela Slater and including a concert series touring the UK playing living and historical composers. This week I am playing live recordings of the organisers and composers in residence Sarah Westwood, Blair Boyd and Angela Slater.

Discover more about Illuminate’s amazing work on their website.

 

The Daffodil Perspective 27th November 2018

This show features an in-depth look at early 20th century Czech composer Vitezslava Kapralova, following her life and music with alongside Martinu and Smetana. Also on the show is music from film composers Deborah Lurie and Alan Silvestri.

Album Of The Week

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Four Women by pianist Samantha Ege, a brand new album featuring music from 4 spectacular women composers including the American Florence Price and Margaret Bonds, Vitezslava Kapralova and a world premiere recording of Ethel Bilsland’s The Birthday Party, written 100 years ago.

Available to listen and buy from CDBaby here.

The Daffodil Perspective 20th November 2018

This show features an in-depth look at 19th Century English composer Alice Mary Smith, following her life and music alongside music by her contemporaries including Mussorgsky, Wagner and Bizet. Also on the show is Flemish Baroque composer Leonora Duarte and Constanjin Huygens

Album Of The Week

Guitar Ladies by guitarist Heike Matthieson. Featuring relaxing, dreamy music for guitar from 2 centuries of phenomenal women composers including Ida Presti, Sidney Pratten and new commissions from Maria Linnemann.

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Available to listen and buy from CDBaby here.

The Daffodil Perspective 13th November 2018

This show features an in-depth look at late 18th Century composer Marianna Martines, a woman at the heart of the classical music scene in Vienna and good friend of Mozart, Haydn and Salieri. We are going to find out how they were all connected. Also on the show is Swedish composer Helena Munktell and Sibelius.

Album Of The Week

In The Theatre of Air from NMC Recordings and champions of women composers Marsyas Trio. Featuring 5 contemporary British composers and one historical American composer including legends Thea Musgrave and Judith Weir with rising stars Georgia Rodgers and Laura Bowler.

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Available to listen and buy on Presto Classical here

The Daffodil Perspective Show 6th November 2018

This show features an in-depth look at early 20th century composer Florence Price, the first African American woman to have a symphony performed by a major orchestra. Also on the show is music from Dvorak, Copland and Tippett.

Album Of The Week

Nasty Women: Piano Music in the Age of Women’s Suffrage by Joanna Goldstein and Centaur Records.

Oh yeah – just the title alone demands a closer look. Love this album, it’s broad look at piano pieces by 14 American women composers in the first half of the 20th century. Something for everyone including late Romanticism, impressionism, American spirituals to ragtime, including works by Florence Price, Amy Beach and May Aufderheide.

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Available to listen and buy at Presto Classical here