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Re: Female composers
« Reply #40 on: February 08, 2009, 01:33:11 AM »
Bulldog, you're the best; I love eating dinner!

SonicMan, those women are most certainly not obscure. Well, OK, some of them are. But they shouldn't be, that's my point!

And I did list all of them from right off the top of my head, but forgetting the one I had just met in Vilnius last October, Gráinne Mulvey. Wow, that's some high-powered orchestral music there. And such a great person, too. So regardless, I am filled with shame.

Anyway, for your churlish suspicions, I invite you to dinner with Bulldog and me. My treat. If we're ever all three in Albuquerque at the same time, anyway. But you must be sheepish. Fair's fair! ;)
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Re: Female composers
« Reply #41 on: May 14, 2009, 03:23:54 AM »
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Re: Female composers
« Reply #42 on: May 14, 2009, 04:47:23 AM »
Two composers I haven't yet heard are Alice Mary Smith (2 symphonies) and the Swede, Elfrida Andrée. One I would like to hear more of is Emilie

Smith's Mendelssohnian works are definitely worth a listen:



I'll also put in a strong word for Boulanger, whose works are of very high quality and inventiveness, particularly her Psalm 130: From the Depths of the Abyss, a dark and utterly striking choral/orchestral work with a highly dramatic Late Romantic style:



I'll add to the voices praising Farrenc, as well. Check out her symphonies and piano quintets on CPO. And I see there's a new CPO disc of her chamber music to be released later this month.
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Re: Female composers
« Reply #43 on: May 14, 2009, 11:37:59 AM »
Priaulx Rainier:

20th cent., South African...totally unique sound. Her SQ of 1939 is some of the most strangely beautiful music. Being cut off from the "tradition", her rhythms come from the natural world around her rather than Stravinsky or Bartok.

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There seems to be plenty of composerettes who can stand or fall based on the merits of their work. Why so much p.c.? God help the person who starts the black composers thread.

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Re: Female composers
« Reply #44 on: May 15, 2009, 08:12:56 AM »
About to investigate Elfrida Andrée, at least her string quartet. There ought to be recordings of her major organ works out there but possibly only in Sweden. She also wrote four symphonies. I will have to see whether or not she proves to be yet another female genius.
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Re: Female composers
« Reply #45 on: May 16, 2009, 02:25:34 PM »
One name I haven't yet seen on this thread is Amy Beach, known in her lifetime as "Mrs. H.H.A. Beach."  I've heard her Piano Concerto, a big, fine, late-Romantic piece. :D

The Joan Tower pieces I've heard (over the radio) have been beautiful and challenging. 8)
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« Reply #46 on: May 17, 2009, 05:39:19 AM »
One name I haven't yet seen on this thread is Amy Beach, known in her lifetime as "Mrs. H.H.A. Beach."  I've heard her Piano Concerto, a big, fine, late-Romantic piece.
Her composing for full orchestra was restricted by her husband but look out for her chamber works, e.g. Quartet Op 89 (single movement) or the Op 67 Piano quintet (yes, this is in  F# minor). Her music is many layered and often requires careful listening.
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Re: Female composers
« Reply #47 on: May 18, 2009, 12:23:48 AM »
Ruth Gipps (Symphony No 2 - a lovely score) and Grace Williams (Symphony No 2 - like VW No 4 - he was her teacher, Sea Sketches etc) are both composers I admire
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Re: Female composers
« Reply #48 on: October 01, 2015, 07:31:27 AM »
Kate Soper : vocal experimentation

Kate Soper (born 1981) is a composer, performer, and writer whose work explores the integration of drama and rhetoric into musical structure, the slippery continuums of expressivity, intelligibility and sense, and the wonderfully treacherous landscape of the human voice.

She was a recent Guggenheim Fellow as well as a 2012-13 fellow of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study.

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Re: Female composers
« Reply #49 on: October 01, 2015, 06:40:40 PM »
Kate Soper : vocal experimentation

Kate Soper (born 1981) is a composer, performer, and writer whose work explores the integration of drama and rhetoric into musical structure, the slippery continuums of expressivity, intelligibility and sense, and the wonderfully treacherous landscape of the human voice.

She was a recent Guggenheim Fellow as well as a 2012-13 fellow of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study.

More information including audio clips are found here.
Very nice! ;D
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Re: Female composers
« Reply #50 on: October 02, 2015, 04:01:44 AM »
"[T]he wonderfully treacherous landscape of the human voice" is certainly not how Evelyn would have liked me to compose my Op.129  8)
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Re: Female composers
« Reply #51 on: October 03, 2015, 06:04:49 AM »
Hildegard von Bingen was brought up, but before her was Kassia (9th century).

Vocame has a nice disc and I seem to recall Naxos has a disc or two of her hymns (I once owned the Vocame disc, enjoyable, though I'm not sure it's HIP enough):



Also, on the other end of the chronological (and sonic!) spectrum, there's Pauline Oliveros and the long dronescapes of Eliane Radigue.
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Re: Female composers
« Reply #52 on: October 03, 2015, 04:20:15 PM »
Hildegard von Bingen was brought up, but before her was Kassia (9th century).

Vocame has a nice disc and I seem to recall Naxos has a disc or two of her hymns (I once owned the Vocame disc, enjoyable, though I'm not sure it's HIP enough):



Also, on the other end of the chronological (and sonic!) spectrum, there's Pauline Oliveros and the long dronescapes of Eliane Radigue.

Excellent!  Thanks.

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Re: Female composers
« Reply #53 on: October 03, 2015, 09:02:41 PM »
I was just listening to Variations on the Orange Cycle of Elodie Lauten (1950-2014) when I found this thread.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=etflo3D8zL4

Some contemporary composers I like:

Si bleu, si calme by Misato Mochizuki (b 1969)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r66LJ3Rd1mg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pk4dS1IKv3I

Go Guitars by Lois V Vierk (b 1951)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VchDQb-X-Is

And, I recently listened to very nice cantatas of Élisabeth Jacquet de La Guerre (1665-1729).
http://www.amazon.com/Jacquet-Guerre-Bibliques-Isabelle-Poulenard/dp/B00005V8RX/

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Re: Female composers
« Reply #54 on: October 04, 2015, 01:35:10 AM »
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« Reply #55 on: October 05, 2015, 06:13:14 AM »
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« Reply #56 on: October 05, 2015, 06:19:46 AM »
How have I not placed Lera Auerbach on this topic?

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Re: Female composers
« Reply #57 on: October 05, 2015, 06:22:58 AM »
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« Reply #58 on: October 05, 2015, 06:30:19 AM »
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« Reply #59 on: October 05, 2015, 06:33:34 AM »
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