Sample Programmes

Vive les femmes


Lily Boulanger               D’un Matin de Printempts

Germaine Tailleferre     Trio


interval


Cecile Chaminade        Piano Trio

Frau und Musik


Barbara Heller            Lalai

Johanna Senfter           Trio no 2


interval


Fanny Mendelssohn       Trio in D minor               

Women of Europe


Luise A. Le Beau          Trio D minor op 15

Henriette Bosmans      Trio


interval


Dora Pejacevic          Trio

Across the Atlantic


Amy Beach               Trio

Julia Smith               Trio Cornwall


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Rebecca Clarke           Piano Trio

Schumann/Brahms  Triangle

Includes readings from diaries and letters between Clara, Robert and Johannes.

Clara Schumann     Piano Trio G minor

Robert Schumann     Fantasie Pieces

interval

Johannes Brahms     Piano Trio C minor

English Phantasie


John Ireland                    Phantasie in A minor

Alan Bush                        Three Concert Studies

Frank Bridge                    Phantasy Trio


interval     


Samuel Coleridge Taylor    5 Negro Melodie

Rebecca Clarke                    Piano Trios     

Russian Sentiment


Rachmaninov          Trio élegiaque in G minor

Arensky               Piano Trio no 1 D minor


interval


Shostakovich          Piano Trio no 2 in E minir

German Masterpieces


J. Haydn                    Piano Trios

L.v. Beethoven          Piano Trio


interval


J.Brahms               Piano Trio

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With Insights to the composers' lives by Anna Beer

Breaking the silence

Silent Scores - Talk and Concert

Is another generation growing up not finding out about the musical magic of of Dora Pejacevic, Lili Boulanger, Pauline Viardot, Marguerite Canal?


There are so many female composers who have written not only huge amounts chamber music but also mountains of symphonic works.


We all learn the same concertos for our orchestral auditions, just as we have for generations and yet there are superb concertos by Grażyna Bacewicz, Florence Price and Henriëtte Bosmans.


It was immensely difficult for women to get their works published during their lifetimes. But now there is a second struggle: we have to find these hidden treasures, these silent scores. How do we choose which works to study? Our teachers have grown up with a traditional repertoire of male composers only.


With my talk about women composers, I hope show how we can make their music part of the main curriculum and consequently part of the standard repertoire for concert halls, competitions and auditions.

Spirit of France


C.Saint-Saens               Piano Trio


Germaine Tailleferre     Trio


interval


Lily Boulanger     D’un Matin de Printempts

M. Ravel               Piano Trio A minor

Henriette Bosmans Pure


Violin Sonata

Cello Sonata


interval


Arietta for violin and piano

Piano Trio

Re-discovered


Mel Bonis                    Soir & Matin

Kate Loder                    Piano Trio


interval


Leokadiya Kashperova          Trio in A minor

British



Kate Loder               Piano Trio in D minor

Rebecca Clarke          Piano Trio          


interval


Ethel Smyth               Trio in D minor

Schumann - Brahms Triangle

The concert includes readings of letters between Clara, Robert and Johannes taking a journey though their lives.