Women Composers Compilation
Michael Berkeley presents a special programme as part of Radio 3’s celebration of women composers. With, among others, Hildegard of Bingen, Barbara Strozzi and Clara Schumann.
As part of Radio 3’s celebration of female composers, Michael Berkeley draws together some of his guests who have championed works by women.
Turner Prize-winner Helen Cammock introduces the 17th-century Venetian composer Barbara Strozzi, and actor Greta Scacchi tells the story of her discovery of the 18th-century musician and composer Maria Cosway. There is music too by Hildegard of Bingen, the 12th-century writer, abbess and mystic, who is a role model for scientist Uta Frith; and a discussion of Clara Schumann and her complex relationship with husband Robert from biographer Lucasta Miller.
Architect Daniel Libeskind champions the work of the Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho, whose work for him conjures up the glittering beauty of modern glass buildings. And Michael Berkeley reveals the answer to the question he’s frequently asked about this programme: which composer gets chosen most often? And the answer is that, apart from Bach, probably the most popular choice of all at the moment – from men, women, young, old, artists, scientists, writers – is Nina Simone.
A Loftus production for BBC Radio 3
Produced by Elizabeth Burke
Che si puo farePerformer: Leonardo García Alarcón. Performer: Mariana Flores. Ensemble: Cappella Mediterranea.
MormoraPerformer: Jan Walters. Singer: Mary Nichols.
Sinfonia de decimi toniEnsemble: Transports Publics. Conductor: Thomas Baeté.
Hildegard von Bingen
O JerusalemEnsemble: Gothic Voices. Conductor: Christopher Page. Singer: Emma Kirkby.
Piano Trio in G minor, Op.17 (1st mvt: Andante)Performer: Antje Weithaas. Performer: Tanja Tetzlaff. Performer: Gunilla Süssmann.
Liebst du um Schonheit, Op.12 no.2Performer: Vladimir Ashkenazy. Singer: Barbara Bonney.
Der Verfugbar aux Enfers (excerpt)Ensemble: Ensemble. Director: Stephane Petitjean.
... a la fumeePerformer: Petri Alanko. Performer: Anssi Karttunen. Orchestra: Los Angeles Philharmonic. Conductor: Esa‐Pekka Salonen.
Partita (Allemande)Ensemble: Roomful of Teeth.
LearPerformer: Pauline Oliveros. Performer: Stuart Dempster. Performer: Panaiotis.
Mississippi GoddamPerformer: Nina Simone.
- Sun 8 Mar 2020 12:00