Monthly Archives: January 2022

Vitězslava Kaprálová: vibrant rhythms, Slavic melancholy

Waving Farewell is the name of the CD dedicated to Vitězslava Kaprálová, that was released in 2021 on the budget label Naxos. An apt title: two years after she completed the song of that name, she suddenly succumbed to a … Continue reading

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Never heard of?!! Ethel Smyth – successful composer, ardent suffragette

In their podcast series Never heard of?! NPO Radio 4 and VPRO Vrije Geluiden showcase female composers. In short episodes of 15 to 18 minutes, Rae Milford and Andrea van Pol alternately shed light on their life and work. On … Continue reading

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Maya Fridman and North Netherlands Orchestra shine in cello concertos J.P. De Graaff

The adventurous label TRPTK produces special CDs all the time, and the Russian-Dutch cellist Maya Fridman is a regular guest. If I counted correctly, some eight CDs by – and with her – have already been released, some of them … Continue reading

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