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Celebrating Women Composers

Radio 3 brings you a selection of works by seminal women composers. Discover more and listen to clips from our archives on the Radio 3 website.

Last updated: 4 Mar 2016Tracks: 34

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  • Vteriny [Seconds] for voice and piano Vítězslava Kaprálová
  • 6 Chansons francaises: No. 1. Non. la fidelite Germaine Tailleferre
  • Closing Sequence Laura Jurd & Laura Jurd
  • 5 Songs Op.10, no.3; Abendbild Fanny Hensel
  • Sonata in E minor for viola and piano Rebecca Clarke
  • Symphony in E minor, Op.32 (Gaelic) Amy Beach, Detroit Symphony Orchestra & Neeme Järvi
  • Andante for Strings, arranged from String Quartet, third movement Ruth Crawford Seeger, Cleveland Orchestra & Christoph von Dohnányi
  • Theme from Jeeves & Wooster Anne Dudley
  • Atraente Luciana Soares
  • Fin like a flower for counter-tenor and harp Anna Meredith, Michael Chance & Lucy Wakeford
  • Laterna Magica (The Magic Lantern) for large orchestra Kaija Saariaho, Edward Gardner & Sveriges Radios Symfoniorkester
  • Fantasia on Welsh Nursery Tunes Grace Williams