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Re: Female composers
« Reply #120 on: February 07, 2018, 05:53:52 AM »
Yesterday BBC Radio 3 broadcast a recording of Peggy Glanville-Hick's 'Etruscan Concerto' which I thought was great fun and very enjoyable. She was an Australian composer and a student of Vaughan Williams. She was, at one time, married to the composer Stanley Bate, as Christo probably knows ( ;))

Here it is:

https://youtu.be/guOLo4I8Ufc
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Re: Female composers
« Reply #121 on: February 08, 2018, 03:10:01 AM »
Diana Salazar, Broken Nerve.

Quite a strong, lovely piece, I think.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wAseohJbAYc

Lidia Zielinska, Nobody is Perfect.

Also quite nice. I saw this live a couple of years ago. It was the high point of that festival for me.

https://soundcloud.com/lidia_zielinska/zielinska-nobody-is-perfect

Alice Shields, Coyote

A classic from 1981. This is from the opera Shaman.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yrSk8EX07uM

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Re: Female composers
« Reply #122 on: February 08, 2018, 03:33:08 AM »
Yesterday BBC Radio 3 broadcast a recording of Peggy Glanville-Hick's 'Etruscan Concerto' which I thought was great fun and very enjoyable. She was an Australian composer and a student of Vaughan Williams. She was, at one time, married to the composer Stanley Bate, as Christo probably knows ( ;))

Here it is: https://youtu.be/guOLo4I8Ufc
Christo does.  :D Always liked her Etruscan Concerto, of which there are (at least) two recordings:

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Re: Female composers
« Reply #123 on: February 08, 2018, 03:36:00 AM »
Else Marie Pade is probably one of the most important Danish composers and I had never heard of her until last year: one of the pioneering composers of electronic music whose work seems to have been basically forgotten, probably because she was not French or German. And, I mean, misogyny and whatever.

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Re: Female composers
« Reply #124 on: February 08, 2018, 03:44:47 AM »
Ooooh sounds like another interesting pioneer I should read about. Thanks, amw.

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Re: Female composers
« Reply #125 on: February 08, 2018, 11:22:28 AM »
I should really get me some new tires.

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Re: Female composers
« Reply #126 on: February 09, 2018, 03:39:32 AM »
Christo does.  :D Always liked her Etruscan Concerto, of which there are (at least) two recordings:

That's really helpful. Thanks. I managed to get a 'hard copy' CD of the Etruscan Concerto coupled with the Lou Harrison comparatively inexpensively from an outlet in Cologne.

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Re: Female composers
« Reply #127 on: February 09, 2018, 07:07:35 AM »
That's really helpful. Thanks. I managed to get a 'hard copy' CD of the Etruscan Concerto coupled with the Lou Harrison comparatively inexpensively from an outlet in Cologne.

 :)

This isn’t about the Glanville-Hicks work, but that work by Lou Harrison Seven Pastorales is wonderful and, for me, the best thing on that disc.
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Re: Female composers
« Reply #128 on: February 09, 2018, 09:34:12 AM »
This isn’t about the Glanville-Hicks work, but that work by Lou Harrison Seven Pastorales is wonderful and, for me, the best thing on that disc.

Great news John! Makes me even more pleased that I tracked down a copy of the CD after extensive Sherlock Holmes type detective work.
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Re: Female composers
« Reply #129 on: February 09, 2018, 09:51:45 AM »
a copy of the CD after extensive Sherlock Holmes type detective work.
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Wrong, that's this one:
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Re: Female composers
« Reply #130 on: February 09, 2018, 08:17:52 PM »
Great news John! Makes me even more pleased that I tracked down a copy of the CD after extensive Sherlock Holmes type detective work.
 8)

I’m so happy you didn’t say Inspector Clouseau detective work. ;)
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Re: Female composers
« Reply #131 on: February 10, 2018, 01:31:07 AM »
I’m so happy you didn’t say Inspector Clouseau detective work. ;)
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Here I am on the search for the 'Etruscan Concerto'.
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Re: Female composers
« Reply #132 on: February 10, 2018, 01:50:45 AM »
Christo does.  :D Always liked her Etruscan Concerto, of which there are (at least) two recordings:


The new ones are no doubt better than the old MGM mono LP with Surinach, which is quite sketchy.

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Re: Female composers
« Reply #133 on: February 10, 2018, 03:25:59 AM »
"Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm" (Churchill).

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Re: Female composers
« Reply #134 on: February 10, 2018, 03:26:50 AM »
The new ones are no doubt better than the old MGM mono LP with Surinach, which is quite sketchy.
Good to know.
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Re: Female composers: Lera Auerbach
« Reply #135 on: February 10, 2018, 05:03:42 AM »
A nice interview with Lera Auerbach:

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...What emerged, following studies at the Manhattan School of Music and the Juilliard School, was a compositional style as inventive as it was old-fashioned. On one hand, Auerbach writes music in 18th-century forms — sonatas, fugues, chorales — using gestures and the harmonic language of the 19th century. On the other, she gravitates towards the surreal.

Nowhere is this more apparent than in The Infant Minstrel and His Peculiar Menagerie, which pays homage to the nonsense tradition. “I wanted to create a piece that could speak to the young and young at heart,” explains Auerbach. Accordingly, the piece revolves around a travelling storyteller, played by a solo violinist, and his cabinet of fantastical creatures. But, like the nonsense works of Lewis Carroll, it has hidden, even sinister meanings: “That is where the menagerie of creatures comes in. Take the moon-rider: he is a little like a gargoyle. He protects us from nightmares, but he is pretty much a nightmare in himself.”
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https://www.ft.com/content/b7dd1b38-4503-11e6-9b66-0712b3873ae1

Check this out: around 3:00 one begins to hear the 1700's (Pergolesi)..but maybe not quite... 0:)

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Re: Female composers
« Reply #136 on: February 10, 2018, 05:21:08 AM »
Ustvolskaya while still in college:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pa3EiHQk16k

And a bit later:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pnZ0UBC07Ow

And, just to round off the piano theme, some Andrea Neumann:

https://vimeo.com/14577016

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