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Music by women composers plus interviews with Marin Alsop and Alice Farnham

We celebrate International Women’s Day with a feast of music by women composers plus interviews with conductors Marin Alsop, Lina Gonzalez-Granados and live guest Alice Farnham.

We celebrate International Women’s Day with a feast of music by women composers including Thea Musgrave’s Turbulent Landscape.
As part of Radio 3’s ‘Women in front’ we'll hear interviews with conductor Marin Alsop with her mentee Lina Gonzalez-Granados; and with live studio guest the conductor Alice Farnham who will be sharing with us some of her favourite pieces by female composers and a track from the BBC Archive that hasn’t been heard since its first broadcast. The Our Classical Century Piece is Elizabeth Maconchy’s Proud Thames

Presented by Kate Molleson

Dani Howard: Argentum
Florence Price: Sinner Please Don't Let This Harvest Pass
Elizabeth Maconchy: Serenata Concertante
Isidora Žebeljan: The Horses of Saint Mark
Tamsin Waley-Cohen (violin)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Michael Seal (conductor)

3.00
Elizabeth Maconchy: Proud Thames
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Michael Seal (conductor)

3.05pm
Alison Willis: Non omnis moriar
Joanna Marsh: Weighing the Earth
Walid Zaido (Syrian drums/percussion)
BBC Singers
James Morgan (conductor)

3.15pm
Thea Musgrave: Turbulent Landscape
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Osmo Vanska (conductor)

3 hours

Music Played

  • Dani Howard

    Argentum

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Michael Seal.
  • Florence Price

    Sinner Please Don't Let This Harvest Pass

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Michael Seal.
  • Elizabeth Maconchy

    Serenata Concertante

    Performer: Tamsin Waley-Cohen. Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Michael Seal.
  • Isidora Zebeljan

    The Horses of St Mark

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Michael Seal.
  • Sofia Gubaidulina

    Crossroads

    Performer: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Gennady Nikolayevich Rozhdestvensky.
  • Anna Clyne

    Within Her Arms

    Orchestra: Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Marin Alsop.
  • Alison Willis

    Non omnis moriar

    Performer: BBC Singers. Conductor: James Morgan.
  • Joanna Marsh

    Weighing the Earth

    Performer: BBC Singers. Performer: Walid Zaido. Conductor: James Morgan.
  • Elizabeth Maconchy

    Proud Thames

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Michael Seal.
  • Judith Weir

    Black Birdsong

    Singer: Stephen Varcoe. Performer: Park Lane Group. Performer: Michael Lancaster.
  • Elisabeth Lutyens

    En Voyage 1. Overture

    Orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Simon Joly.
    • LYRITA.
  • Elisabeth Lutyens

    En Voyage 2. Channel Crossing

    Orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Simon Joly.
    • LYRITA.
  • Elisabeth Lutyens

    En Voyage 3. Yvette

    Orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Simon Joly.
    • LYRITA.
  • Elisabeth Lutyens

    En Voyage 4. Paris-Soir

    Orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Simon Joly.
    • LYRITA.
  • Thea Musgrave

    Turbulent Landscapes

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Osmo Vänskä.

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