Nadia Boulanger: Three Pieces for Cello and Piano
Lili Boulanger: D’un Matin De Printemps for Flute and Piano
Lili Boulanger: Nocturne for Violin and Piano
Whitehead: No Stars, Not Even Clouds for String Quartet
Beach: Selections from Quintet in F-Sharp Minor for Piano and Strings, Opus 67
Steven Copes, violin
Maureen Nelson, violin
Hyobi Sim, viola
Joshua Koestenbaum, cello
Sarah Lewis, cello
Julia Bogorad-Kogan, flute
Wei-Yi Yang, piano
This program celebrates remarkable female composers whose works featured here trace their strength through different channels. At the heart of the program are works by Nadia and Lili Boulanger, the most famous sisters in classical music. The sisters drew upon each other for strength and inspiration, but after Lili’s tragic death at the age of 24, Nadia stopped composing and focused on teaching, becoming the most influential composition teacher of the 20th century. Each the works on this program traces its strength through different channels: Nadia and Lili Boulanger, French sister composers and two of the best known women in their fields in 20th century music; In addition to works by the Boulangers, this program also features pieces by Dame Gillian Whitehead, who wrote No Stars, Not Even Clouds about her writing of a close friend’s struggle with cancer; and Amy Beach, whose accomplishments were a beacon in the suffrage movement.
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