Monthly Archives: June 2021

Merel Vercammen on The Boulanger Legacy: ‘It was unthinkable not to include a work by Nadia, who devoted her life to the legacy of Lili’

When Merel Vercammen first played a piece by Lili Boulanger, she discovered that her sister Nadia had taught Grażyna Bacewicz, one of her favourite composers. Now there is the album The Boulanger Legacy, featuring works by the two sisters and … Continue reading

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Lotta Wennäkoski honours Sibelius in Verdigris: ‘I aimed to be as capricious as possible’

Finnish composers never seem to be able – or allowed – to escape the shadow of Sibelius. On the occasion of his 150th death anniversary in 2015 the Scottish Chamber Orchestra commissioned Lotta Wennäkoski to write a piece referencing his … Continue reading

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Musicologist-pianist Samantha Ege: ‘The music of Florence Price was a revelation!’

Samantha Ege did not know any black composers until she heard music by Florence Price in 2009. In 2020 she completed her musicology studies with a thesis on Price, a year later saw the release of her CD Fantasie nègre, … Continue reading

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