Two talks about women composers and conductors in those male dominated fields, broadcast on KPFA on February 16 and February 23, 1972. Includes excerpts from women's compositions. From the folio: "Women in the fields of composition and conducting are like icebergs floating in male-infested waters. Only about 10% are visible. Barbara Kraft and Varda Ullman have already done some mind-boggling aqueous soundings; they plan to lower depth charges to see what else surfaces. Warning: This program may be hazardous to the listing balance of the musical establishment." Part 1 includes recordings by Maria Agata Szymanowska (1789-1831,Poland), Grażyna Bacewicz (1909-1969, Poland),Lili Boulanger (1893-1918, France), Germaine Tailleferre (1892-1983, France), Elisabeth Lutyens (1906-1983, England), and Thea Musgrave (b. 1928, Englad). Produced and hosted by Barbara Kraft and Varda Ullman. Part 2 includes more contemporary Los Angeles-area composers including Ruth Crawford Seeger (1901-1953), Mary Ann Eusler[sp?](in studio), Gladys Nordenstrom (b. 1924), and Victoria Bond (in studio, b. 1945).
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.