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Women's History Month:

Contemporary Women Composers

There are many women composers these days, and this program introduces some of them: Caroline Shaw, Ellen Taaffe Zwilich, Anna Thorvaldsdottir, Lera Auerbach, Kaija Saariaho, Chen Yi, Jennifer Higdon, Libby Larsen, Missy Mazzoli, Gabriela Lena Frank, and Tania León.

Music heard in this episode:

Shaw: Partita for Eight Voices
Zwilich: Violin Concerto
Thorvaldsdottir: Dreaming
Auerbach: 24 Preludes, Opus 41: Prelude #14 in e-flat minor
Saariaho: D'Om le Vrai Sens: IV. Le Toucher
Chen: Spring Dreams
Higdon: Percussion Concerto
Larsen: Water Music
Mazzoli: Vespers for a New Dark Age: "Come On All You"
Frank: Leyendas, An Andean Walkabout: Coqueteos
León: Inura: Understanding

More shows about Women's History Month

Women in History and Classical Music
Women Composers of the Past
What's It Like to Be a Conductor?
Great Women Performers

Learn more about Women's History Month

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This Week's Quiz

Who was the first woman to win a Pulitzer Prize for music?

 Amy Beach

 Ellen Taafe Zwilich

 Hildegard von Bingen

The Metropolitan Opera performed its first opera by a woman in what year?

 1903

 1955

 2016

Libby Larsen was the first woman composer-in-residence for which orchestra?

 London Symphony Orchestra

 New York Philharmonic

 Chicago Symphony Orchestra

 Minnesota Orchestra

Classics For Kids

Our Shows

Women's History Month:

Contemporary Women Composers

There are many women composers these days, and this program introduces some of them: Caroline Shaw, Ellen Taaffe Zwilich, Anna Thorvaldsdottir, Lera Auerbach, Kaija Saariaho, Chen Yi, Jennifer Higdon, Libby Larsen, Missy Mazzoli, Gabriela Lena Frank, and Tania León.

Music heard in this episode:

Shaw: Partita for Eight Voices
Zwilich: Violin Concerto
Thorvaldsdottir: Dreaming
Auerbach: 24 Preludes, Opus 41: Prelude #14 in e-flat minor
Saariaho: D'Om le Vrai Sens: IV. Le Toucher
Chen: Spring Dreams
Higdon: Percussion Concerto
Larsen: Water Music
Mazzoli: Vespers for a New Dark Age: "Come On All You"
Frank: Leyendas, An Andean Walkabout: Coqueteos
León: Inura: Understanding

More shows about Women's History Month

Women in History and Classical Music
Women Composers of the Past
What's It Like to Be a Conductor?
Great Women Performers

Learn more about Women's History Month

Classics For Kids


This Week's Quiz

Who was the first woman to win a Pulitzer Prize for music?

 Amy Beach

 Ellen Taafe Zwilich

 Hildegard von Bingen

The Metropolitan Opera performed its first opera by a woman in what year?

 1903

 1955

 2016

Libby Larsen was the first woman composer-in-residence for which orchestra?

 London Symphony Orchestra

 New York Philharmonic

 Chicago Symphony Orchestra

 Minnesota Orchestra

 

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