And the stats are out. 1 year of a gender balanced classical music show, how did it go?
1 year, 42 shows, 55 hours of music.
409 composers including 204 female composers, 155 living composers and 40 BAME composers/composers of colour.
33 hours of music by women composers, 13 hours of music by living women composers, 6.75 hours of music by BAME composers/composers of colour
584 pieces including 339 by female composers.
14 pieces per week on average including 8 by women, 3 by living composers and from May onwards every show had at least 1 piece by a BAME compose/composer of colour.
Most Played Composer: Florence Price (14 times)
Mozart was played twice, Bach twice and Beethoven once.
See the full infographic report here: The Daffodil Perspective 1st Year Analysis
And see the complete tracklist here
Elizabeth de Brito
Producer and Presenter
The Daffodil Perspective
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.