Cycle
Women Composers

Heartstrings

Concert Chamber Music
The press in the nineteenth-century was unkind to women composers. When they were not prejudged as incompetent, their works were assessed according to the criteria of feminine propriety: they were expected to compose pieces that were pretty, sweet and graceful. When some of them ventured to show more strength and vigour in their compositions, they met with incomprehension and indignation in equal measure. Yet, if one were to listen to the cello pieces presented in this concert without knowing the gender of the composers, who would imagine that they were written by women rather than men? Making full use of the instrumentā€™s expressive powers, Rita Strohl, Henriette ReniĆ© and Marie JaĆ«ll captivate us, regardless of the standards imposed upon them.

Dates

Thu 11 May 2023
19.30
Palazzetto Bru Zane, Venice

Performers

Johannes Gray cello
Anastasiya Magamedova piano

Programme

Works for cello and piano by STROHL, RENIƉ and JAƋLL