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International Women's Day: Di Xiao, Karin Hendrickson & Gabriella di Laccio

Sean Rafferty presents a special International Women's Day programme. His guests include pianist Di Xiao, soprano Gabriella di Laccio and conductor Karin Hendrickson.

Sean Rafferty presents a lively mix of music, conversation and arts news. Today's special International Women's Day edition features an interview with conductor Karin Hendrickson as part of Women in Front, Radio 3's celebration of female conductors. Pianist Di Xiao performs live for us before her recital in Birmingham Town Hall next Tuesday, and soprano Gabriella di Laccio sings live too, sharing some gems she has uncovered through her DONNE365 project. Plus researcher and broadcaster Kate Kennedy brings news of the launch of her Re:Dress digital project, an online platform providing comprehensive information about female composers and their music.

2 hours

Music Played

  • Germaine Tailleferre

    Quadrille (Les Mariés de la Tour Eiffel)

    Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra. Conductor: Geoffrey Simon.
    • Chandos.
  • Cecilia McDowall

    Shades of Solace

    Performer: Di Xiao.
  • Suor Leonora d'Este

    Haec dies quam fecit Dominus

    Choir: Musica Secreta. Choir: Celestial Sirens. Director: Laurie Stras. Director: Deborah Roberts.
    • Lucrezia Borgia's Daughter.
    • OBSIDIAN.
    • 3.
  • Cheryl Frances-Hoad

    Between the Skies, the River and the Hills (2nd mvt)

    Performer: Ivana Gavrić. Orchestra: Southbank Sinfonia. Conductor: Karin Hendrickson.
    • Rubicon.
  • Johanna Müller-Hermann

    String Quartet in E flat major, Op 6 (3rd mvt)

    Ensemble: Artis Quartett.
    • Nimbus.
  • Cécile Louise Chaminade

    Theme Varie, Op 89

    Performer: Di Xiao.
  • Eleanor Alberga

    Jamaican Medley

    Performer: Di Xiao.
  • Leonora Duarte

    Sinfonia No.6 Octave toni

    Ensemble: Fretwork.
    • HARMONIA MUNDI.
  • Susan Spain-Dunk

    Overture: The Farmer's Boy

    Orchestra: BBC Midland Light Orchestra. Conductor: Rae Jenkins.
  • Marianna Martines

    Overture in C major (1st mvt)

    Ensemble: La Floridiana. Director: Nicoleta Paraschivescu.
    • deutsche harmonia mundi.
  • Dorothy Howell

    The Moorings

    Performer: Lorraine McAslan. Performer: Sophia Rahman.
    • Dutton.
  • Doreen Carwithen

    Suffolk Suite

    Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Richard Hickox.
    • Chandos.
  • Francesca Caccini

    Dov'io credea le mie speranze vere

    Performer: Gabriella Di Laccio. Performer: Jamie Akers.
  • Barbara Strozzi

    La Travagliata

    Performer: Gabriella Di Laccio. Performer: Jamie Akers.
  • Sally Beamish

    Seavaigers (Haven)

    Performer: Chris Stout. Performer: Catriona McKay. Ensemble: Scottish Ensemble.
    • McKay Stout Music.
  • Avril Coleridge-Taylor

    Can sorrow find me?

    Performer: Gabriella Di Laccio. Performer: Clelia Iruzum.
  • Chiquinha Gonzaga

    Lua Branca

    Performer: Gabriella Di Laccio. Performer: Clelia Iruzum.

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