64. An Equal Music? France’s first great woman composer – Louise Farrenc, Symphony No. 3

This is a rarity on two counts – it’s a really good French symphony from the 1800s, and it’s written by a woman! The brilliant, Symphony No.3 by Louise Farrenc.

I don’t really like using old pictures of composers, but when we’re playing music by women, who are entirely new to us and aren’t just another dead white guy (with or without a wig) it seems appropriate! 

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 Listening time 43 mins: Intro 7′, Music 36′

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