CHEN YI (b.1953): Guessing, FRANGHIZ ALI-ZADEH (b.1947): Music for Piano, HANNAH KENDALL (b.1984): On the Chcquer’d Field Array’d, AIDA SHIRAZI (b.1987): Albumblatt, REGINA HARRIS BAIOCCHI (b.1984): Piano Poems, PAULINE OLIVEROS (1932-2016): Quintuplets Play Pen: Homage to Ruth Crawford, GRAŻYNA BACEWICZ (1909-1969): Scherzo, CÉCILE CHAMINADE (1857-1944): Thème varié, HÉLÈNE DE MONTGEROULT (1764-1836): Piano Sonata No. 9 in F Sharp Minor, Op. 5/3.
Catalogue Number: 05Y039
Label: First Hand Records
Description: THE FUTURE is FEMALE is a three-volume series, which celebrates and highlights women composers from the 17th century to the present day. These albums encompass 30 compositions by women from around the globe and include many new commissioned works and world première recordings. Most pianists grow up with the classical canon, which has always excluded women composers as well as composers of colour. It is still standard practise to perform recitals consisting entirely of music written by men. The Future is Female aims to be a corrective towards rebalancing the repertoire. It does not attempt to be exhaustive, in any way, and the three albums in this series represent only a small fraction of the music by women which is waiting to be performed. Vol. 1, In Nature, and Vol. 2, The Dance were released in 2022 to much critical acclaim. Sarah Cahill (piano).