Sarah Cahill, piano – The Future is Female, Vol. 3, ‘At Play’

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Released 28 April 2023
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The Future is Female is a three-volume series which celebrates and highlights women composers from the 17th century to the present day. These recordings feature thirty compositions by women around the globe and includes many première recordings.

Composers in the series include Élisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre, Franghiz Ali-Zadeh, Leokadiya Kashperova, Deirdre Gribbin, Mary Watkins, Fanny Mendelssohn, Germaine Tailleferre, Zenobia Powell Perry, Gabriela Ortiz, Hannah Kendall, Chen Yi, Teresa Carreño, and many others.

The three volumes are:

The Future is Female, Vol. 3, ‘At Play’
Sarah Cahill piano

Hélène de MONTGEROULT (1764–1836)
Piano Sonata No. 9 in F sharp minor, Op. 5, No. 3 (1811)
1. I. Allegro spiritoso
2. II. Adagio non troppo
3. III. Presto

Cécile CHAMINADE (1857–1944)
4. Thème varié, Op. 98 (1895)

Grażyna BACEWICZ (1909–1969)
5. Scherzo (1934)

Chen YI (b. 1953)
6. Guessing (1989)

Franghiz ALI-ZADEH (b. 1947)
7. Music for Piano (1989/1997)

Pauline OLIVEROS (1932–2016)
8. Quintuplets Play Pen (2001)

Hannah KENDALL (b. 1984)
On the Chequer’d Field Array’d (2013)
9. I. Middlegame
10. II. Mindplay
11. III. Coda

Aida SHIRAZI (b. 1987)
12. Albumblatt (2017)

Regina HARRIS BAIOCCHI (b. 1956)
Piano Poems (2020)
14. I. Common Things Surprise Us
15. II. Cockleburs in Wooly Hair Tiny Pond
16. III. Beatitudes
17. IV. A Candle Burns Times

Recording venue: St. Stephen’s Church, Belvedere, California, 15–28 August 2021
Produced and engineer by Matt Carr