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International Women’s Day Special of Radio Monalisa. Enjoy ouvertures and fragments from opera and musical theatre by 25 female composers for two hours. A true journey of discovery, compiled by Patricia Werner Leanse of Radio Monalisa.

The playlist:

1. Francesca Caccini (Italy, 1587-1641). Fragment from La Liberazione di Ruggiero.
2. Ingeborg Bronsart von Schellendorf (Russia,1840 – Germany, 1913).
Fragment from Jery und Bätely (1873).
3. Pauline Viardot (France, 1821-1910). Ouverture from Cendrillon (1904).
4. Ethel Smyth (England, 1858-1944). Ouverture from The Wreckers (1906).
5. Germaine Tailleferre (France, 1892-1983).
    Ouverture from Le Marchand d’Oiseaux (1923).
6. Peggy Glanville-Hicks (Australia, 1912-1990).
    Ouverture from The Transposed Heads (1953).
7. Elizabeth Maconchy (England, 1907-1944). Fragment from The Sofa (1957).
8. Teresa Procaccini (Italy, 1934). Fragment from La Prima Notte (1973).
9. Thea Musgrave (Scotland, 1928).
    Mary’s monologue from Mary Queen of Scots (1975).
10. Judith Weir (UK, 1954). The Nocture from A Night at the Chinese Opera (1987).
11. Meredith Monk (New York, 1940). Fragment from Atlas (1991).
12. Hilda Paredes (Mexico, 1957). Fragment from The Seventh Seed (1991).
13. Edith Canat de Chizy (France, 1950).
     Fragment from Tombeau de Gilles de Rais (1993).
14. Nancy van de Vate (New Jersey, 1930). Prelude from Nemo (1995).
15. Eleni Karaindrou (Greece, 1941).
     Hecuba’s theme from The Trojan Women (2001).
16. Olga Neuwirth (Austria, 1963). Fragment from Lost Highway (2003).
17. Elodie Lauten (France, 1950-New York, 2014).
     Ouverture from The Death of Don Juan (2005).
18. Rita Knuistingh Neven (NL, 1962).
     Ouverture from Bij gebrek aan conversatie (2006).
19. Jenny Olivia Johnson (California, 1978). Fragment from The Endings (2006).
20. Unsuk Chin (South Korea, 1961). Fragment from Alice in Wonderland (2007).
21. Monique Krüs (NL, 1959). Sofie’s aria from God’s Videotheek (2007).
22. Kaija Saariaho (Finland, 1950). Fragment from La passion de Simone (2008).
23. Frances White (Maryland, 1960).
      Closing scene from She lost her voice that’s how we knew (2010).
24. Vanessa Lann (New York, 1968). Fragment from De Stilte van Saar (2012).
25. Calliope Tsoupaki (Greece, 1963).
      Fragment from Mariken van Nimwegen (2015).