The first in a series of four episodes of "Focus on Women Composers" providing a historical survey of various musical periods and styles from the Renaissance to the present. This episode covers women composers from the Renaissance through the late Baroque (1500-1750). Contents: 1. Harpsichord concerto in G minor, Wilhelmine of Prussia, Margravine of Brandenburg-Bayreuth (faded down); 2. continuity; 3. selections from La liberazione di Ruggiero, Francesca Caccini; 4. continuity; 5. O Death Rock Me Asleep, Anne Boleyn; 6. continuity; 7. Harpischord Suite No. 2 in G, Élisabeth Jacquet de La Guerre; 8. continuity; 9. selection from Erwin and Elmire, Anna Amalia, Duchess of Saxe-Weimar; 10. continuity; 11. Harpsichord concerto in G minor, Wilhelmine of Prussia, Margravine of Brandenburg-Bayreuth. Presented by April McMahon, Virginia Kosanovic, and Fleur Helsingor. Master by Joan Medlin.
This recording has been digitally preserved as part of Pacifica's American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 grant preservation project, and is available for research and reference . Please contact the archives via telephone: 818-506-1077 or email: americanwomen at pacificaradioarchives dot org for information on how to obtain a copy of this program. Thank you.