Sarah Cahill, piano – The Future is Female, Vol. 2, ‘The Dance’

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Released 21 October 2022
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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:
Vol. 1: In Nature
Vol. 2: The Dance
Vol. 3: At Play

Sarah Cahill piano

The Future is Female, Vol. 2, ‘The Dance’

Released: September 2022

Elisabeth JACQUET DE LA GUERRE (1665–1729)
Les Pièces de Clavecin (1687)
Suite No. 1 in D minor
1. I. Prelude
2. IV. Courante II
3. V. Sarabande
4. VIII. Chaconne L’inconstante
5. VI. Gigue

Clara SCHUMANN (1819–1896)
6. Variations, Op. 20 (1853)

Germaine TAILLEFERRE (1892–1983)
Partita (1957)
7. I. Perpetuum Mobile
8. II. Notturno
9. III. Allegramente

Zenobia POWELL PERRY (1908–2004)
10. Rhapsody (1960)

Madeleine DRING (1881–1947)
Colour Suite (1963)
11. IV. Blue Air
12. V. Brown Study

Betsy JOLAS (b. 1926)
13. Tango SI (1984)

Elena KATS-CHERNIN (b. 1957)
14. Peggy’s Rag (1996)

Meredith MONK (b. 1942)
15. St. Petersburg Waltz (1997)

Gabriela ORTIZ (b. 1964)
Preludio y Estudio No. 3 (2011)
16. Prelude
17. Estudio

Theresa WONG (b. 1976)
18. She Dances Naked Under Palm Trees (2019)

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

Press Quotes

“The pleasure of this album is the variety of styles on offer” (The Guardian)