Lowri Blake discusses the revival of the music of Louise Heritte-Viardot and Mel Bonis, two French women composers who fought against the prejudice and pressures of their time.
Two French women composers fought against the prejudice and pressures of their time to write their music. Both lived at the turn of the 20th century, and after their deaths their music was either lost or ignored. Now their reputations are being revived. Lowri Blake talks to those who are bringing the wealth of music by Louise Heritte-Viardot and Mel Bonis back into the public domain, and to the writer on music Richard Langham-Smith for whom this was a rewarding voyage of discovery.
Presenter: Lowri Blake
Producer: Richard Bannerman.