Cécile Chaminade, famous at lifetime, forgotten after death

For Radio 4 Netherlands, I dedicated the programme Composer of the Week to Cécile Chaminade from 8-12 October. She was extremely famous during her lifetime, but was quickly forgotten after her death. She wrote great music, that shied away from modernist techniques and adhered to a post-romantic idiom. It is often described as ‘typically French’, because of its elegance and accessibility. Her works are featured daily between 7.30-8 pm Central European Time. The programme is streamed live, and will remain available after the broadcasts.

I wrote an article about Chaminade for the American website I care if you listen. Enjoy!


About theaderks

I'm a Dutch music journalist, who studied musicology at Amsterdam University. I'm specialized in contemporary music and always have an eye open for women composers. In 2014 I wrote the biography of Reinbert de Leeuw and in 2018 I published 'Een os op het dak: moderne muziek na 1900 in vogelvlucht' in 2018.
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