Composer Of The Week: Marianna Bottini
Illuminate Women’s Music Monthly Residency
Contemporary Corner: Lauren Bernofsky
Album Of The Week: Women Of Firsts. Art Songs
Plus music from Walton, Bach, Spohr and lots more.
So much exciting music on the show to share this week.
Composer Of The Week – Henriette Renie
Exploring her life and work along with friends Pierne and Grandjany.
Music from Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov and wind band music from Nigel Hess
Fun With Florence
1st in a new monthly segment celebrating the life, work and legacy of Florence Price. This week featuring a very special recording by Samantha Ege.
This week showcasing brand new song cycle Cracked Voices by Jenni Pinnock.
Album Of The Week
Something new this week, instead of 1 album I have 3 amazing new releases, each of a single composer.
Composer of the Week – Dame Elizabeth Maconchy
This week exploring the music of 20th century composer Dame Elizabeth Maconchy along with friends Britten and Tippet.
Alos on the show I’ve got film music from Rachel Portman and Patrick Doyle plus music from Einaudi and Bartok.
Contemporary Corner – PARMA Recordings Monthly Residency
The first in a new monthly residency from record label PARMA Recordings. Every 3rd week of the month exploring music from one of their stunning single composer releases on their Navona imprint. This week music from Margaret Brandman.
Album of the Week – Breaking Ground – A Celebration of Women Composers.
This week, ahead of the UK premiere of Arlene Sierra’s string chamber piece Avian Mirrors at London Festival of American Music, I explore Sierra’s work over the past 20 years along with contemporaries Kenneth Hesketh and Gordon Beeferman. Also music from Beethoven and his friend Marie Bigot.
Contemporary Corner – Lucy Hollingworth
Today I’m showcasing a piece by Lucy Hollingworth, a pHD student at Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and trustee of Women in Music organisation.
Album of the Week – EntArteOpera
Phenomenal album of chamber music and art songs by composers persecuted by the Nazi party and almost forgotten through the tragedy of WWII, including music by Henriette Bosmans, Vally Weigl and Viteszlava Kapralova.
This show we’re going back to the Baroque with Francesca Caccini, in 1625 she became the first woman to write a full scale opera. We discover more about her life and career along with her friends at the Medici court Jacopo Peri and Marco da Gagliano. Plus two composers who collaborated with Langston Hughes, leader of the Harlem Renaissance – Florence Price and Kurt Weill.
Contemporary Corner – Joanna Ward
This week I’m showcasing a brand new piece by trailblazing young composer Joanna Ward. Cambridge student and committee member for the 1st ever Cambridge Female Composers Festival 2019.
Album Of The Week – Tasmin Little Plays: Clara Schumann, Dame Ethel Smyth and Amy Beach
Very excited to feature stunning new album by world class violinist Tasmin Little performing works by 3 incredible marginalised composers – Clara Schumann, Dame Ethel Smyth and Amy Beach.
This week I’ve got late 19th century Swedish composer and violinist Amanda Maier, playing some of her music along with music from friends Grieg, Brahms and Hagg. Also on the show music Polish modernism from Grazyna Bacewic and Lutoslawski.
Illuminate Monthly Residency
1st Tuesday of the month so I’m looking at Illuminate Women’s Music, got a live recording from last year and also finding out all the exciting things they’ve got planned for 2019. Check out their website here.
Contemporary Corner with Juliana Hall
This week I’m playing music from American art song composer Juliana Hall and her song cycle Letters to Edna.
Album Of The Week – La Donne E La Chitarra by Drama Musica
Latest release by Drama Musica, guitar music from three 19th century composers: Emilia Giulani, Athenais Paulian and Sidney Pratten. Performed by James Akers.