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Feminissimo! Women Playing Music by Women
Albany Records U.S., 2008

Feminissimo! Women Playing Music by Women is a mixture of romantic and contemporary character pieces and sonatas written by composers of Spanish, French, Norwegian, American, Polish and Czech heritages. The American works represent African-American and Jewish-American influences. The disc features nine compositions, including four world premiere recordings from contemporary composers Elisenda Fábregas and Emma Lou Diemer, and by early 20th-century composers Anna Priscilla Risher and Signe Lund. Other composers included are Grazyna Bacewicz, Florence Price, Meira Warshauer, Pauline Viardot-Garcia, and Vítezslava Kaprálová. The compositions are expertly and expressively performed by Laura Kobayashi (Fairfax, Virginia), violin, and Susan Keith Gray (University of South Dakota), piano.

Track List
(click links below to hear MP3 excerpts)

  Meira Warshauer (b. 1949):
  1. Bracha

Grazyna Bacewicz (1909-1969):  Sonata, No. 3
  2. Allegro moderato
  3. Adagio
  4. Scherzo: Vivo
  5. Finale: Andante

Florence Price (1887-1953):
   6. The Deserted Garden

Signe Lund (1868-1950):
   7. Barcarolle, Op. 33, No. 1

Anna Priscilla Risher (1873-1945):
   8. Mazurka Brillante

Emma Lou Diemer (b. 1927):
   9. Before Spring

Pauline Viardot-Garcia (1821-1910):  Six Morceaux
  10. Romance
  11. Bohémienne
  12. Berceuse
  13. Mazourke
  14. Vieille Chanson
  15. Tarantelle

Vietzslava Kaprálová (1915-1940):
  16. Elegie

Elisenda Fábregas (b. 1955):  Sonata No. 1
  17. Allegro
  18. Elegy: Largo
  19. Chase: Allegro


Duration:  71' 48 "
Order #90:  $15.00

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