Filed under: news, repertoire, women composers. Tagged as: Louise Farrenc, Tom Service.
In case you missed it, Tom Service, music critic for The Guardian, featured Louise Farrenc’s Third Symphony in his running Symphony Guide series on his blog. It’s always wonderful to see a historic(!) woman(!)’s work being featured in a serious column—but this piece is a personal favorite, so it was an even more meaningful surprise.
Of the fourth movement Service says:
There may be referents here, above all Mozart’s G minor symphony, no. 40, as well as Schumann and even Chopin, in the flexibility of Farrenc’s tunes, but the result is something distinctively her own: a uniquely expressive and significant voice that needs to be recognised and heard.
Couldn’t agree more.
Be sure to take time to listen to the symphony in full here: