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Music for International Women’s Day

Celebrating International Women's Day, In Tune's specially curated playlist features eight centuries of music by women composers.

As part of Radio 3’s day-long celebration of women composers, tonight’s mixtape offers a wealth of women composers dating as far back as the medieval period - with a hauntingly beautiful song by the Comtessa de Dia – right up to current times with Jennifer Higdon’s fiery, Pulitzer-Prize-winning Violin Concerto, written for and performed by Hilary Hahn. With works by Bacewicz, Tailleferre, Farrenc, Cecilia McDowall, Gabriella Montero and Rebecca Clarke also on the menu, sit back and enjoy an uninterrupted sequence from over eight centuries of musical talent.

30 minutes

Last on

Fri 8 Mar 2019 19:00

Music Played

  • Grażyna Bacewicz


    Performer: Midori. Performer: Robert Macdonald.
    • SONY.
  • Louise Farrenc

    Symphony No 3 in G minor, Op 36 (3rd mvt)

    Orchestra: NDR Radio Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Johannes Goritzki.
    • Louise Farrenc: Symphonies 1 and 3.
    • cpo.
    • 7.
  • Comtessa de Diá

    A chantar m'er de so qu'ieu non volria

    Singer: Mara Kiek.
    • HELIOS.
  • Germaine Tailleferre

    Valse des dépêches (Les Maries de la tour Eiffel)

    Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra. Conductor: Geoffrey Simon.
    • Chandos.
  • Rebecca Clarke

    Viola Sonata: II. Vivace

    Performer: Ellen Nisbeth. Ensemble: Bengt Forsberg.
    • Let Beauty Awake.
    • BIS.
    • 5.
  • Cecilia McDowall

    Regina Caeli

    Choir: Allmänna Sången. Conductor: Maria Goundorina.
    • BIS.
  • Jennifer Higdon

    Fly Forward (Violin Concerto, 3rd mvt)

    Performer: Hilary Hahn. Orchestra: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Vasily Petrenko.
    • Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto; Hilary Hahn.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 3.
  • Gabriela Montero

    Hallelujah (Improvisation on the Theme of the Hallelujah Chorus from Messiah)

    Performer: Gabriela Montero.
    • EMI.


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