Komponistinnen – Women Composers – Compositric
Label: SOLO MUSICA
Format: COMPACT DISC
Heinzen, Franziska; Mead, Benjamin
The duo's second album on Solo Musica celebrates the song repertoire of women composers from Romanticism to Contemporary Music with 24 songs by 24 women composers. The Swiss soprano Franziska HEINZEN and British-Polish-German pianist Benjamin MEAD set out to research the work of women composers for Clara SCHUMANN's bicentenary in 2019 – and discovered a valuable treasure of relatively unknown music. Beginning with a life journey through refreshing spring feelings, the album goes on to describe painful hours of loneliness and uncertainty as well as anxious premonitions of death and dark fears. Five examples of self-confident female characters, whose experiences are concluded with wiser, reflections on life, as seen retrospectively.