From Byron Schenkman, Artistic Director:
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!

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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” 

Discover more amazing music featuring women on Byron Schenkman & Friends YouTube Channel

Two full length online concerts featuring amazing women composers Luise Adolpha Le Beau & Élisabeth Jaquet de la Guerre are also available on our YouTube Channel, find out more about them in our 2022-2023 program book.

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