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Millennium of Women in Music

Exploring Music embraces works written in honor of, and by, great women — Masses for the Virgin Mary, Joan Tower’s Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman, and songs by Clara Schumann. This week we feature women performers and composers going back as far as we can find them in the history books — the Benedictine abbess-composer Hildegard of Bingen; Mozart’s friend, the Spanish composer Maria Theresa von Paradis; a couple of remarkable Polish composers around the time of Chopin; and on to Shulamit Ran. Performers will include Teresa Carreño, Hilary Hahn, and we hope to squeeze in Lorraine Hunt Lieberson singing "Willst du dein Herz mir schenken,"by Bach perhaps. This aria has a puzzling authorship; it was found copied in a foreign hand in Anna Magdalena Bach’s notebook, and has a theme of secret love.

Program 1

Hildegard Von Bingen: Antiphon - Studium Divinitatis          

Anonymous 4

11,000 Virgins

Harmonia Mundi 907200



Hildegard Von Bingen:Hymn - Te Lucis Ante Terminum

Anonymous 4

11,000 Virgins

Harmonia Mundi 907200



Anonymous: Motetti, Op. 2: O Dulcis Amor Jesu

Cappella Artemisia, Candace Smith

Rosa Mistica - Musiche delle monache lombarde del Seicento Candace Smith

Tactus 600003



Isabella Leonarda: Motetti con le litanie della Beata Vergine, Op. 10: Ave Regina Caelorum

Cappella Artemisia, Candace Smith

Rosa Mistica - Musiche delle monache lombarde del Seicento Candace Smith

Tactus 600003



Maria Xaveria Peruchona: Sacri concerti de motetti: Gaude plaude

Cappella Artemisia, Candace Smith

Rosa Mistica - Musiche delle monache lombarde del Seicento Candace Smith

Tactus 600003



Isabella Leonarda: Motetti con le litanie della Beate Virgine, Op. 10: Litany of the Blessed Virgin

Cappella Artemisia, Candace Smith

Rosa Mistica - Musiche delle monache lombarde del Seicento Candace Smith

Tactus 600003



Francesca Caccini: Dispiegate guancie amate


The Secret Lover

Avie 2326



Francesca Caccini:Nube gentil


The Secret Lover

Avie 2326



Barbara Strozzi: Amor non si fugge


The Secret Lover

Avie 2326



Barbara Strozzi: Le tre grazie a Venere


The Secret Lover

Avie 2326



Elizabeth-Claude Jacquet de la Guerre: Cantates Francoises, Livre II:

No. 2. Lisle de Delois: I. Symphonie

III. Aria: Pour Luy Les Filles de Memoire

IV. Symphony: Muzette

VII. Symphonie: Gracieussement - Aria Da Capo: Coulez Dans un Paix Profonde

X. Chaconne - Aria: Les Arbres Rejouis Agitent Leur Feuillage

Isabelle Desrochers, Genevieve Soly & Ensemble des Idees heureuses

Jacquet De La Guerre: Lisle De Delos, Suite No 3, Cantatas

Atma Classique 2191

1:12, 1:03, 1:05, 4:25, 1:43

Program 2

Elizabeth-Claude Jacquet De La Guerre: Suite IV in F Major:

La Flamande (Tocade)

Double (Allemande)

Courante (Courante)

Double (2e Courante)

Sarabande (Sarabande)

Gigue (Gigue)

Cannaris (Cannaris)

Menuet (Menuet)

John Metz

Music for Solo Harpsichord

Summit Records DCD 136

2:29, 2:10, 1:34, 1:42, 1:55, 1:47, 1:45, 0:58


Elizabeth-Claude Jacquet De La Guerre: Suonata 2da a violino solo e viola

di gamba obligata con organo:


Allegro – Bemol

Presto – Adagio

La Rêveuse; Stephan Dudermel, Florence Bolton,

Bertrand Cuiller, Emmanuel Mandrin, & Benjamin Perrot

Elizabeth-Claude Jacquet De La Guerre/ Sonates Pour Violon,

Viole Obligée & Basse- Continue

Mirare MIR 105

2:21, 3:29, 2:55

Johann Sebastian Bach: Cantana #82, BWV 82,  

- Recitative: “Ich Habe genug”

- Aria: Schlummert Ein

- Musette In D, BWV Anh 126

- Minuet In G major, BWV Anh 116

Nicholas McGegan, Lorraine Hunt Lieberson,

David Bowles, & Anna Magdalena


Harmonia mundi HCX 3957042

1:06, 7:30,1:08, 1:51


Marianna Martines: - Sonata per Cembalo in A Major:

I. Allegro

- Ouverture in C Major:

I. Allegro con spirito La Floridiana   

II. Andante ma non troppo

III. Allegro spiritoso

Nuria Rial, La Floridinia, Nicoleta Paraschivescu

Il Primo Amore

Deutsche Harmonia Mundi 86978 85792

4:59, 3:34, 3:02

Program 3

Maria Szymanowska: 24 Mazurkas: No. 2 in F Major   

Danse polonaise

Dance Polonaise in B Minor

Alexander Kostritsa

Complete Dances for Solo Piano

Grand Piano GP685

0:54, 3:39, 5:00


Clara Schumann: 3 Romances For Violin & Piano, Op. 22 -

1. Andante Molto               

2. Allegretto

3. Leidenschaftlich, Schnell

Joseph Silverstein, violin; Veronica Jochum,

Piano Concerto

Pro Arte CDD 395

2:53, 2:19, 3:52


Clara Schumann: Piano Concerto In A Minor, Op. 7 -

1. Allegro Maestro  

2. Romanze

Veronica Jochum; Joseph Silverstein: Bamberg Symphony Orchestra

Piano Concerto

Pro Arte CDD 395

6:07, 4:30


Clara Schumann: Piano Trio In G Minor, Op. 17 - 4. Allegro

Joseph Silverstein, Veronica Jochum, Colin Carr

Piano Concerto

Pro Arte CDD 395



Amy Beach: Romance, Op. 23: Violin Romance, Op. 23

Rachel Barton Pine, violin

American Virtuosa- Tribute to Maud Powell

Cedille Records 97



Maud Powell: Nobody Knows the Trouble I See (American Negro Melody) [arr. M. Powell]   

Rachel Barton Pine      

American Virtuosa- Tribute to Maud Powell

Cedille Records 97


Program 4

Cécile Louise Chaminade:

- Sombrero

- Villanelle

Anne Sofie Von Otter, Bengt Forsberg

Mots D'Amour

DG 471 331

1:35, 2:07


Boulanger, Lili: D'un Matin de Printemps

JoAnn Falletta/The Women's Philharmonic

The Women’s Philharmonic

Koch International Classics 3 7169 2



Rebecca Clarke: Sonata for Viola/ Cello and Pinao

I. Impetuoso

Pamela Frame, Robert Weirich & Barry Snyder  

Beach, Clarke: Cello Sonatas/ Frame, Snyder, Wierich

Koch International Classics 7281



Tailleferre, Germaine: Concertino for Harp and Orchestra

III. Rondo

Gillian Benet; harp, JoAnn Falletta; conductor/The Women's Philharmonic

The Women’s Philharmonic

Koch 3 7169 2



Chen Yi Chen Yi: Romance Of Hsiao & Ch'in

For 2 Violins and String Orchestra

Edna Michell; Ulf Hoelscher: Karlsruhe Ensemble


Angel 7243 5 57179



Shulamit Ran: Sonatina -

II: Adagio

III: Vivo

Mary Stolper

Shulamit Ran- Mirage

Erato 12787

1:41, 1:26


Thea Musgrave: Journey Through a Japanese Landscape: II. Summer

Evelyn Glennie; percussion, Lan Shui; conductor, & Singapore Symphony Orchestra

Oriental Landscapes

BIS CD 1222



Jennifer Higdon: Echo Dash

Hilary Hahn; violin, Cory Smythe; piano

In 27 Pieces: the Hilary Hahn Encores

DG B0019103-02



Sofia Gubaidulina: Musical Toys:

I. Mechanical Accordion

VI. Song of the Fisherman

XIII. The Drummer

IX. The Woodpecker

XI. Sleigh with Little Bells

Beatrice Rauchs


X5 Music Group

0:34, 1:48, 1:30, 1:49, 0:49


Joan Tower: Petroushskates

Eighth Blackbird

Thirteen Ways

Cedille CDR90000 067


Program 5

Enrique Granados: Goyescas - 1911, Suite: 1. Los Requiebros,

(Goya’s Tal para cual (Made for Each Other)

Alicia de Larrocha. b. Barcelona

Iberia/ Goyescas

London Records 448 191 2



Marie-Joseph Canteloube: Chants D'Auvergne - Baïlèro

Kiri Te Kanawa, New Zealand Jeffrey Tate

Chants D’Auvergne

Decca 444 995 2



Maria Malibran: For Gaetano Donizetti’s L’Elisir D’Amore

Prendi Per Me Sei Libero

Cecilia Bartoli; mezzo soprano, Adám Fischer: La Scintilla


Decca 475 9077


Elgar, Edward: Sea Pictures, Op. 37 - 1. Sea Slumber Song

Janet Baker; John Barbirolli: Hallé Orchestra

Elgar/ Cello Concerto - Sea Pictures

Warner Classics 23075



Maurice Ravel: Gaspard De La Nuit: Ondine

Martha Argerich

Live from the Concertgebouw 1978/ 1979

EMI Classics 57101



Rezső Seress: Gloomy Sunday

Billie Holiday

Gloomy Sunday/ Night and Day

Columbia 38044



Irving Berlin: Isn't This a Lovely Day?

Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong

(feat. Oscar Peterson, Herb Ellis, Ray Brown & Buddy Rich)

Ella and Louis  

Analogue Productions AP 4003



Harry Carroll, Frederic Chopin: I'm Always Chasing Rainbows

Karrin Allyson, Bob Sheppard

'Round Midnight

Concord Jazz CJA 3266202



Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 2 "Resurrection": IV.

"Urlicht" Sehr feierlich, aber schlicht

Bruno Walter; New York Philharmonic; Maureen Forrester (contralto)

Symphony No. 2 (“Resurrection”)

Sony 64447



Maria Malibran: Rataplan

Cecilia Bartoli; Adám Fischer: La Scintilla


Decca 001257109




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