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International Women's Day

As part of International Women's Day, music by female composers as curated by Tansy Davies. With Davies, Anna Meredith, Liza Lim, Helen Grime, Kaija Saariaho and Rebecca Saunders.

As part of International Women's Day, composer Tansy Davies curates today's music composed by female composers, including a couple of her own works, and joins Katie Derham in the studio.

Tansy Davies: The Beginning of the World (Variations on Sellinger's Round) for string orchestra
BBC Philharmonic
Antony Hermus, conductor

Anna Meredith: Barchan
Donal Bannister, trombone
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Andrew Gourlay, conductor

Liza Lim: Pearl, Ochre, Hair String
Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks
Lothar Zagrosek, conductor

Helen Grime: Virga
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Jessica Cottis, conductor

Kaija Saariaho: Notes on Light (1st movt: Translucent, Secret)
Anssi Karttunen, cello
Orchestre de Paris
Christoph Eschenbach, conductor

Rebecca Saunders: Traces
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Ilan Volkov, conductor

Tansy Davies: Tilting
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Zsolt Nagy, conductor.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Tansy Davies

    The Beginning of the world (Variations on Sellinger's round) for string orchestra

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Antony Hermus.
  • Anna Meredith

    Barchan for trombone and orchestra

    Performer: Donal Bannister. Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor: Andrew Gourlay.
  • Liza Lim

    Pearl, Ochre, Hair String

    Orchestra: Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Lothar Zagrosek.
    • Liza Lim - Orchestral Works.
    • hat [now] ART.
    • 2.
  • Helen Grime


    Orchestra: BBC S O.. Conductor: Jessica Cottis.
  • Kaija Saariaho

    Notes on Light for cello and orchestra: 1st mvt - Translucent, secret

    Performer: Anssi Karttunen. Orchestra: Orchestre de Paris. Conductor: Christoph Eschenbach.
    • Saariaho - Notes On Light.
    • Ondine.
    • 1.
  • Rebecca Saunders

    Traces for orchestra

    Orchestra: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Ilan Volkov.
  • Tansy Davies


    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Zsolt Nagy.