Friday, September 19, 2008

The new Elizabethan age


This thread takes us from Odaline de la Martinez, who has featured in several recent posts, to the two women composers seen above. Ms. de la Martinez has just released a new CD of Elizabeth Maconchy's music for voices which links nicely to my recent appreciation of Maconchy's string quartets. The Cuban born but UK resident Odaline de la Martinez has been a longtime champion of British women composers whose numbers include Elizabeth Maconchy to the left of my collage and Elisabeth Lutyens to the right. Lutyens' music has also featured on the path recently and it was very rewarding to see the website of Conrad Clark linking to my portrait and podcast of Lutyens and describing them as 'an excellent intro to her'. Clark is a respected sculptor and designer. He is also Elizabeth Lutyens son.

Now hear the podcast of conductor and composer James Weeks discussing Lutyen's music with me.
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