International Women’s Day 2023

Women have been publishing original music since the 16th century and BS&F features music by women in many of our live and online concerts. In honor of International Women’s Day I have assembled a playlist with ten of my favorite pieces from the Byron Schenkman & Friends YouTube channel, from Maddalena Casulana (16th-century Italian) to Mari Esabel Valverde (21st-century North American). I’m also including our newest video featuring a beautiful tango by 19th-century mixed race Brazilian composer Francisca “Chiquinha” Gonzaga. Enjoy! – Byron Schenkman, Artistic Director

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International Women’s Day 2023
Byron Schenkman & Friends Playlist

Anna Bon: Sonata in C Major, op. 2, no. 4
Élisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre: Sonata no. 2 in D major
Josephine Auernhammer: “Papageno Variations”
Luise Adolpha Le Beau: Romance in G Major, op. 35
Francisca “Chiquinha” Gonzaga: Tango in F minor “Sospiro”
Mari Esabel Valverde: “his eyes were in the stars”
Teresa Carreño: “Un rêve en mere” op. 28
Margaret Bonds: Spiritual Suite
Clara Schumann: “Die Stille Lotosblume” op. 13 no. 6
Maddalena Casulana: “Amor per qual cagion”