Morning Glories: Five Essential Women Composers
March 25, 2013
ST. PAUL, Minn. —
Every weekday morning at 10 a.m., the hosts at Classical MPR play a stand-out work based on the theme for the week. We call them Morning Glories.
For Morning Glories this week, we'll wrap-up the month of March which is Women's History Month with the music of five women composers.
Ethel Smyth: Serenade
Not only a musician, Dame Ethel Smyth was a fighter for women's rights and a writer whose memoirs make lively reading even today.
Fanny Mendelssohn: String Quartet
We'll hear a new recording of this quartet by Felix Mendelssohn's gifted sister.
Germaine Tailleferre: Concertino
Tailleferre is the one woman in the group known as "The Six," celebrated as the leaders of Parisian modernism in the 1920s.
Peggy Glanville-Hicks: Etruscan Concerto
The Australian composer Peggy Glanville-Hicks lived from 12 to 1990, and wrote this concerto in 1956.
Clara Schumann: Piano Concerto
Our trio of works for piano and orchestra concludes with the concerto by Clara Schumann, one of the 19th century's great pianists.