Super excited to officially announce my new commitment to include more music by black and minority ethnic composers in the show every single week. This includes both men and women, composers that are not white are incredibly marginalised in the classical music industry.
People of all skin colours have been composing throughout history, there is vast amounts of incredible repertoire written by people of colour/BAME composers yet none of it is performed enough. So I’m redressing the balance, actually over the last 5 weeks I’ve programmed at least one piece by a black male composer on every show including music by Ulysses Kay, William Grant Still, George Walker, and Adolphus Hailstork but now it’s officially official.
Still a work in progress regarding specifics but from today every show will contain at least one piece by a male BAME composer/person of colour, guaranteed. And that’s in addition to my gender equality commitment and any awesome music by women of colour as well which will continue to be on the show.
In terms of women composers of African descent, apart from Florence Price who I program at least once a month, including my Fun With Florence segment, I’ve only programmed Margaret Bonds, Regina Baiocchi and Eleanor Alberga so far. I’ve programmed Chinese composer Chen Yi and Japanese composer Keiko Abe once so there’s a lot of room for development and improvement, as I say still working out the kinks, I’m looking forward to making the show better and more interesting, more diverse and inclusive.
I’ve already discovered and programmed a ton of new repertoire so I’m excited to keep it going, continue to showcase awesome marginalised music and keep programming for justice.
The Daffodil Perspective is moving from Sunday mornings to Friday evenings. The next show is available from Friday 9th August at 8, as always it’s available to stream online on-demand, to listen when it suits you.
This Friday sees the start of my Divine Art Recordings monthly residency, showcasing some of their amazing releases of women composers.
In the meantime, catch all my past shows on Mixcloud here.
Excited to announce that The Daffodil Perspective is collaborating with Divine Art Recordings to bring you another monthly residency.
Every month on the album of the week section I’ll be featuring one of Divine Art Recordings fantastic albums of women composers.
It’ll be mostly contemporary music with a few historical composers as well. Including Nicola LeFanu, Galina Ustvolskaya, Helen Hobersham, Sadie Harrison and many more!
Fun starts 4th August!
|0||Ulysses Kay||Overture to Theater Set||Chicago Sinfonietta, Paul Freeman||African Heritage Symphonic Series Vol 2||Cedille||Presto|
|5.35||Elfrida Andree||Organ Symphony No.2 4th Mvt||Massingsensemble, Ralph Gustafsson, Ragnar Bohlin||Elfrida Andree Organ Works||Swedish Society||Presto|
|10.57||Norman||Symphony No. 1 3rd Mvt||National Symphony Orchestra of South Africa, Mika Eichenholz||Ludvig Norman: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 3||Sterling||Presto|
|18.1||Elfrida Andree||Symphony No. 2 3rd Mvt||Stockholm Symphony Orchestra, Gustaf Sjökvist||Elfrida Andrée: Fritiof Suite & Symphony in A minor||Sterling||Presto|
|24.16||Stenhammar||String Quartet No. 3 2nd Mvt||Gotland Quartet||Stenhammar: String Quartets||Caprice||Presto|
|29.5||Alfven||Swedish Rhapsody No. 1 Midsommervaka||Orchestra Symphonique de Montreal, Charles Dutoit||Rhapsodies||Decca||Presto|
|42.37||Elfrida Andree||Fritiof’s Suite: Prelude||Stockholm Symphony Orchestra, Gustaf Sjökvist||Elfrida Andrée: Fritiof Suite & Symphony in A minor||Sterling||Presto|
|53.03||Jennifer Bernard Merkowitz||The Best of Both Worlds||Suzanne Newcombe, Steven Wedell||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|1.05.22||Chen Yi||Spring Festival||Rutgers Wind Ensemble, Rutgers Symphonic Band, William Berz||Distinguished Music for the Developing Band, Vol. 10||Mark Records||Presto|
|1.08.30||Toshio Mashima||Naval Bleu||Showa Wind Symphony, Eugene Migliaro Corporon||Dancing Winds||Cafua Records||Presto|
|1.13.07||Catharina von Rennes||Vocal Quartets Op. 24 No. 5||Dufy String Quartet, Frans van Ruth, Christa Pfeiler, Irene Maessen||Six Dutch Female Composers||NM||Presto|
|1.15.39||Elisabeth Kuyper||6 Lieder, Op. 17 No. 5||Dufy String Quartet, Frans van Ruth, Christa Pfeiler, Irene Maessen||Six Dutch Female Composers||NM||Presto|
|1.18.52||Erika Fox||Malinconia Militaire 4th Mvt (Poem)||Goldfield Ensemble, Richard Uttley, Richard Baker||Paths||NMC Recordings||Presto|
|1.22.49||Lamothe||La Dangereuse||William Chapman Nyaho||Asa: Piano Music by Composers of African Descent Volume 2||MSR Classics||Presto|
|Airtime||Composer||Work||Performer||Album||Link to Buy|
|0.00||Sinding||The Rustle of Spring||Eva Knardahl (piano)||Great Norwegian Performers 1945-2000 (Simax 2008)||Presto|
|3.49||Elisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre||Harpsichord Suite no 1 in D minor Allemande||Elisabetta Guglielmin (harpsichord)||Elisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre Pieces De Clavecin (Aavea 2017)||Presto|
|7.29||Couperin||Pieces De Clavecin 1 in G Major Menuet Et Double||Lawrence Cummings (harpsichord)||Couperin: Music for Harpsichord Vol 1 (Naxos 1997)||Presto|
|11.08||Elisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre||Cephale et Procris Overture||Peter Sykes (harpsichord) Na’ama Lion (baroque flute)||Protegee Of The Sun King Music by Jacquet de la Guerre (Centaur 2005)||Presto|
|15.58||Marchand||Harpsichord Suite in D Minor||Davitt Moroney (harpsichord)||Le Clavecin Français: Louis Marchand & Louis-Nicolas Clérambault (Plectra Music 2007)||CDBaby|
|19.20||Marais||2nd Suite for Viol Allemande||Anne Gallet, Hopkinson Smith, Jordi Savall||Marin Marais: Pieces for Viol from the Five Books (Heritage 2010)||Presto|
|23.04||Elisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre||Violin Sonata No. 6 Adagio||Les Dominos||Elisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre: Sonatas for violin and basso continuo (Ricercar 2011)||Presto|
|28.19||Dorothy Howell||Lamia||Karelia Philharmonic Orchestra||British Orchestral Premieres (Lyrita 2018)||Presto|
|43.56||Bax||Tintagel||Royal Scottish National Orchestra||Bax: Symphony No. 7 et al(Naxos 2003)||Presto|
|59.23||Andrea Reinkemeyer||In The Speaking Silence||Post Haste Reed Duo||Donut Robot (Aerocade Music 2019)||Bandcamp|
|1.09.13||Josephine Lang||An Der See||Heike Hallaschka (soprano) Heidi Kommerrell (piano)||Josephine Lang: Lieder (Audite 2003)||Amazon|
|1.15.13||Grazyna Bacewicz||Piano Sonata No. 2 3rd Mvt||Morta Grigliunaite (piano)||Bacewicz: Piano Music (Piano Classics 2019)||Presto|
|1.19.47||Victoria Bond||Instruments of Revelation High Priestess||Chicago Pro Musica||Victoria Bond: Instruments of Revelation (Naxos American Classics 2019)||Presto|
|1.25.37||Piazzolla||Libertango||Moscow Chamber Orchestra||Showpieces & Encores (Delos 2002)||Presto|