Women Composers of Europe

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Fri, Feb 8, 2019 / 7:30pm American Academy of Arts and Sciences 200 Beacon Street, Somerville

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Join us! The Chamber Series begins with music by European women composers. Beginning the program is music by women from famous German and Austrian musical families, including Clara Schumann, Alma Mahler, and Fanny Mendelssohn. The next portion of the program features music by French composers, including sisters Lili Boulanger and Nadia Boulanger, Pauline Viardot, Cécile Chaminade, and Les Six composer Germaine Tailleferre. The final portion of the evening is devoted to composers from the United Kingdom, including Elizabeth Maconchy, Rebecca Clarke, Judith Weir, Jenni Pinnock, Régine Wieniawski (Poldowski), Florence Aylward, Emily Hall, Charlotte Bray, and Thea Musgrave.

Elizabeth Seitz, professor of musicology at Boston Conservatory, will give a pre-concert talk at 6:30pm, free to all ticketholders. Following the performance, all are invited to attend a post-concert reception.

Program: Clara Schumann: Liebst du um Schönheit Clara Schumann: Liebeszauber Alma Mahler: Waldseligkeit Fanny Mendelssohn: Ferne Fanny Mendelssohn: Bergeslust Pauline Viardot: Madrid Lili Boulanger: Parfoi, je suis triste Lili Boulanger: Un poèt disait Nadia Boulanger: J'ai frappé Nadia Boulanger: Le couteau Cécile Chaminade: J'avais douté de votre amour Cécile Chaminade: Villanelle Germaine Tailleferre: Vrai dieu, qui m'y confortera Germaine Tailleferre: Mon marie m'a diffamée Pauline Viardot: Les Bohémiennes Elizabeth Maconchy: On Stepheners Day Rebecca Clarke: Shy One Judith Weir: The Romance of Count Arnaldos Jenni Pinnock: Bells in the Rain Régine Wieniawski (Poldowski): Colombine Rhian Samuel: In Memorium Florence Aylward: The Window Emily Hall: Stillborn Charlotte Bray: While the Bell Tolls Thea Musgrave: Daffodils Thea Musgrave: Willie Webster Thea Musgrave: Hate whom ye list