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International Women's Day

Clemency Burton-Hill presents a special edition of Radio 3's Breakfast programme for International Women's Day, and is joined in the studio by the young Russian-British composer and pianist Alissa Firsova.

Email 3breakfast@bbc.co.uk.

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Barbara Strozzi

    Silenzio nocivo

    Ensemble: Orlando di Lasso Ensemble.
    • Thorofon.
  • Susan Spain-Dunk

    Phantasy in D minor for string quartet

    Ensemble: Archaeus Quartet.
    • Lorelt.
  • Elena Olegovna Firsova

    For Alissa, Op 102

    Performer: Alissa Firsova.
    • VIVAT.
  • Alissa Firsova

    Bach Allegro

    Orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Andrew Litton.
    • BBC Proms 2010.
  • Suor Leonore d'Este

    Angeli Archangeli Troni

    Ensemble: Musica Secreta & Celestial Sirens. Director: Laurie Stras. Director: Deborah Roberts.
    • OBSIDIAN.
    • 16.
  • Elena Langer

    First Love Scene (Landscape with Three People)

    Singer: Anna Dennis. Singer: William Towers. Performer: Nicholas Daniel. Performer: Robert Howarth.
    • Landscape with Three People.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
    • 2.
  • Clara Schumann

    Finale. Allegro non troppo (Piano Concerto in A minor, Op.7)

    Performer: Lucy Parham. Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Barry Wordsworth.
    • Robert and Clara Schumann: Piano Concertos.
    • Sanctuary.
    • 6.
  • Amy Beach

    Romance Op. 23 for violin and piano

    Performer: Elena Urioste. Performer: Michael Brown.
  • Anoushka Shankar

    Boy Meets Girl

    Performer: Pepe Habichuela. Performer: Anoushka Shankar.
    • Traveller.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 6.
  • Gabriela Montero

    Baroque and Me

    Performer: Gabriela Montero.
    • Improvisations.
    • Warner.
    • 5.
  • Poem for International Women's Day

    • Ambition by Mary Astell, read by Germaine Greer

  • Weronika Ratusińska

    Symphony for the Great Symphonic Orchestra (1st mvt)

    Orchestra: Orkiestra Symfoniczna Filharmonii Śląskiej. Conductor: Mirosław Jacek Błaszczyk.
    • Weronika Ratusinska: Works for Orchestra.
    • Dux.
    • 11.
  • Louise Farrenc

    Clarinet Trio in E-Flat Major, Op. 44: III. Minuetto: Allegro

    Ensemble: Linos Ensemble.
    • Louise Farrenc: Piano Trios, Sextet.
    • CPO.
    • 10.
  • Alma Mahler

    Bei dir ist es traut (5 Songs)

    Singer: Karen Cargill. Performer: Simon Lepper.
    • Linn.
  • Franghiz Ali-Zadeh

    Habil-Sayagy (In Habil's Style)

    Performer: Yo‐Yo Ma. Ensemble: Silk Road Ensemble.
    • Silk Road Journeys.
    • Sony.
    • 9.
  • Germaine Tailleferre

    Valse lente

    Performer: Cristina Ariagno.
    • Germaine Tailleferre - Oeuvres pour piano.
    • TIMPANI.
    • 22.
  • Elena Olegovna Firsova

    Akhmatova Requiem (Leningrad)

    Choir: Rundfunkchor Berlin. Orchestra: Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Vassily Sinaisky.
    • Deutschlandradio Kultur recording (2003).
  • Elena Olegovna Firsova

    Akhmatova Requiem (The Summer Weeks)

    Singer: Claudia Barainsky. Choir: Rundfunkchor Berlin. Orchestra: Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Vassily Sinaisky.
    • Deutschlandradio Kultur recording (2003).
  • Elena Olegovna Firsova

    Akhmatova Requiem (To Death)

    Singer: Claudia Barainsky. Choir: Rundfunkchor Berlin. Orchestra: Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Vassily Sinaisky.
    • Deutschlandradio Kultur recording (2003).
  • Alissa Firsova

    Stabat Mater

    Choir: The Sixteen. Conductor: Harry Christophers.
    • Spirit, Strength & Sorrow.
    • Coro.
    • 2.
  • Fanny Hensel

    Six melodies pour le piano: Allegretto

    Performer: Béatrice Rauchs.
    • BIS.

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