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!