Maja S K Ratkje joins Cacophony at the Women’s World Cup to explore the fun and joy of writing music and choose pieces by her Norwegian colleagues. But there must be something in the Norwegian water, as there’s the same tiny inspiration for several of the composers! [31 mins]… Listen
Singer, Gabriella di Laccio is our guide to music by women from Brazil – a melting pot of traditions and cultures that ends up with music that sounds… Brazilian! It’s Cacophony… at the Women’s Football World Cup! (Listening time 47′)… Listen
It’s Cacophony… at the Women’s Football World Cup! A glorious celebration of music from around the world, all written by women, and chosen specially for Cacophony by leading female musicians.
In this epsiode, Inés Medina Fernández presents her choices of music from Spain, carefully chosen from accross the country and including famous musical names we might know – but pieces we definitely won’t!
Listening time: podcast 24mins, music playlist 20 mins… Listen
Another great, short piece, here’s the first of Joan Tower’s Fanfares celebrating risk-taking and adventurous women. This is both celebratory and substantial, plus a workout for brass and percussion. Listening time 8 mins (podcast 5.5′, music 2.5′)… Listen
Lost for 150 years and then, because it was so good, presumed to have been written by her brother, Fanny Mendelssohn’s Easter Sonata for piano is passionate, intense, lyrical and dramatic… and the story of its rediscovery is no less compelling. Listening time c36 mins… Listen
Packed with memorable Czech songs about pigeons, nightingales, love, life and unploughed fields, Vítěslava Kaprálová’s Rustic Suite mixes countryside charm with the confident orchestral swagger of a 23 year old receiving acclaim in Paris and London. Music full of life and good tunes! Listening time 21mins… Listen