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She Wrote Music Too is a project begun in 2019 with the aim of exploring and celebrating the vibrant and kaleidoscopic history of women in music. This primarily involves performances of works by women composers through the centuries, ranging from the 16th century to present day.

Spring 2019 saw an outreach performance at Crain Garden, Houston Methodist Hospital, and a lecture-recital on Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel's Piano Sonata in G Minor at Duncan Recital Hall, The Shepherd School of Music, Rice University, in Houston, TX. In June, the outreach performance was also brought to the library@esplanade in Singapore. For more information, please visit Schedule.

Program I (February - June 2019)

Maddalena Casulana (ca. 1544-ca. 1590):

Se sciôr se ved’il laccio a cui dianz’io (If someone sees that I am free of the snare) for four voices (arranged for piano)

Isabella Leonarda (1620-1704):

Sonata in E Minor for two violins and basso continuo, Op. 16, No. 1 (arranged for piano):

i. Allegro and vi. Vivace

Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel (1805-1847):

Andante cantabile from Vier Lieder für das Pianoforte (II. Heft), Op. 6, No. 3

Andante con moto from Vier Lieder für das Pianoforte (I. Heft), Op. 2, No. 2

Clara Wieck-Schumann (1819-1896):

Prelude and Fugue in B-flat Major, Op. 16, No. 2

Romanze in F Major, Op. 21, No. 2

Teresa Carreño (1853-1917):

Un bal en rêve (A Ball in a Dream; Fantaisie-Caprice), Op. 26

Cécile Chaminade (1857-1944):

Pas des écharpes (Scarf Dance) from Callirhoë, Op. 37, No. 3

Havanaise, Op. 57

Germaine Tailleferre (1892-1983):

Impromptu

Pastorale

Denise Lee (b. 1987):

II. from Two perspectives on refraction (2011)

Joan Tower (b. 1938):

Sixth Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman (2015)

Recordings:
Chaminade:
Pas des écharpes (Scarf dance) from Callirhoë, Op. 37, No. 3
Mendelssohn-Hensel:
Andante cantabile from Vier Lieder für das Pianoforte (II. Heft), Op. 6, No. 3

© 2020 Frances Lee

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