Take five

BBC Music Magazine - - THE FULL SCORE -

Five un­justly ne­glected fe­male com­posers are at the heart of a new col­lab­o­ra­tive record­ing project be­tween BBC Ra­dio 3 and the Arts and Hu­man­i­ties Re­search Coun­cil (AHRC). A work by each com­poser will recorded for the first time by the BBC or­ches­tras and choirs and pre­miered on Ra­dio 3 to cel­e­brate In­ter­na­tional Women’s Day next year (8 March). The five cho­sen com­posers are: Leokadiya Kash­per­ova (1872-1940), a Rus­sian pi­anist who taught Stravin­sky; the Aus­trian key­board vir­tu­oso Mar­i­anna Martines (1744-1813); the African-amer­i­can sym­phon­ist Florence B Price (1887-1953); Au­gusta Holmès (1847-1903), a French-ir­ish writer of large-scale op­eras; and Aus­trian com­poser Jo­hanna Müller-her­mann (1868-1941).

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