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Episode 2

For many centuries, women composers and performers were kept from public view. Tradition deemed it only proper that females confine themselves to the domestic arts and leave the concert hall to the men. Considered a novelty, women's music might be heard at best in drawing rooms and recital parlours.

In today's Afternoon on 3, Katie Derham showcases some of the works which found their way into the repertoire, including those by Grace Williams, Lili Boulanger, Alice Mary Smith and Dorothy Howell.

The premiere recording of a rediscovered work by Sir Charles Hubert Parry also features today, together with some of the finest Ulster Orchestra performances from the last year.

Grace Williams: Fantasia on Welsh Nursery Rhymes
Ulster Orchestra
Jane Glover (conductor)

Haydn: Symphony No. 73 (La Chasse)
Ulster Orchestra
Kenneth Montgomery (conductor)

Lili Boulanger: D'un soir triste; D'un matin de printemps
Ulster Orchestra
JoAnn Falletta (conductor)

2.50pm
Alice Mary Smith: Symphony in A minor
Ulster Orchestra
Howard Shelley (conductor)

Ravel: Piano Concerto in G
Joanna MacGregor (piano)
Ulster Orchestra
Jane Glover (conductor)

3.55pm
Parry: Proserpine
Ulster Youth Choir (female voices)
Ulster Orchestra
Howard Shelley(conductor)

Dorothy Howell: Lamia
Ulster Orchestra
Paul Watkins (conductor)

Moeran: Sinfonietta
Ulster Orchestra
Kenneth Montgomery (conductor).

Release date:

3 hours

Last on

Tue 18 Jan 2011 14:00