The Future is Female, Vol. 2: The Dance - Piano Music, 1600s-Now / Cahill
The Future is Female is a three-volume series, which celebrates and highlights women composers from the 17th century to the present day. These albums encompass 30 compositions by women from around the globe and include many new commissioned works and world première recordings. Most pianists grow up with the classical canon, which has always excluded women composers as well as composers of color. It is still standard practice to perform recitals consisting entirely of music written by men. The Future is Female aims to be a corrective towards rebalancing the repertoire. It does not attempt to be exhaustive, in any way, and the three albums in this series represent only a small fraction of the music by women which is waiting to be performed.
Release Date: October 21, 2022
Catalog Number: FHR132
Label: First Hand Records
Number of Discs: 1
Composer: Madeleine Dring, Elisabeth Jacquet De La Guerre, Betsy Jolas, Elena Kats-Chernin, Meredith Monk, Gabriela Ortiz, Zenobia Powell Perry, Clara Schumann, Germaine Tailleferre, Theresa Wong
Performer: Sarah Cahill