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Out Of The Shadow: Clara Schumann, Mel Bonis, Lili Boulanger, Henriette Bosmans, Fanny Mendelssohn

Format:
Compact Disc (Audio)
No of Discs:
1
Availability:
Available
Release Date:
24-06-2022
Barcode:
608917288827
Packaging:
Slip Sleeve (CD or Vinyl)
Catalog Number:
CC72888
Out Of The Shadow: Clara Schumann, Mel Bonis, Lili Boulanger, Henriette Bosmans, Fanny Mendelssohn
Out Of The Shadow: Clara Schumann, Mel Bonis, Lili Boulanger, Henriette Bosmans, Fanny Mendelssohn

Description

Lucia Swarts and Challenge Classics celebrate twenty years of collaboration with this new CD by Lucia focusing on chamber music by five women composers.

Lucia Swarts: Even as a young child, I was taught to be extra alert when women did not have the same opportunities as men. Many women did not have the same opportunities as men to compose and publicly share their musical ideas and lead public lives as composers, with some having their freedom limited by ill health or because family or society had different plans for them.

Through the ages, female composers encountered considerable difficulties, often with fewer opportunities, support and education, even when they were members of the upper social classes. They were not in a position to enjoy worldwide fame, but several of them accomplished a great deal. Strong women, in other words.

I have chosen from the works of five special women for this CD. Five women with eventful lives who deserve a podium because of their musical qualities. Two Germans Fanny Mendelssohn and Clara Wieck both trained in the classic Romantic school, and two French women, Melanie Bonis and Lili Boulanger; Melanie, also a classic Romantic composer in style and Lili, impressionist and exotic. Finally the Dutch composer Henriette Bosmans, whose parents influenced her in the German Romantic style but whose own interests wandered eagerly towards the French Impressionists in an ongoing quest for her own independent compositional method.

Tracks

  1. Name
  2. Clara Schumann: Drei Romanzen - I. Andante molto
  3. Clara Schumann: Drei Romanzen - II. Allegretto
  4. Clara Schumann: Drei Romanzen - III. Leidenschaftlich schnell
  5. Mel Boni: Serenade Op. 46, No. 1
  6. Lili Boulanger: D`un soir triste
  7. Henriette Bosmans: Impressions - I. Cortege
  8. Henriette Bosmans: Impressions - II. Nuit Calme
  9. Henriette Bosmans: Impressions - III. En Espagne
  10. Fanny Hensel Mendelssohn: Fantasia in G Minor
  11. Fanny Hensel Mendelssohn: Capriccio in A flat Major
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