Alice Mary Smith: Symphonies, Etc / Howard Shelley, Et Al

Release Date: 3/22/2005
Label: Chandos
Catalog Number: CHAN 10283
Performer: Angela Malsbury
Conductor: Howard Shelley
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Mozart Players
Number of Discs: 1

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Notes and Editorial Reviews
The fact that these works have, until now, remained unrecorded perhaps bears witness to the fact that the discrimination confronted by Alice Mary Smith over a hundred years ago has still not been entirely eradicated. Smith wrote by far the greatest number of orchestral works of any ninteenth-century British woman composer and the success of her orchestral and choral works gave rise to a heated discussion as to whether a woman could ever compose a work of greatness. Her finely crafted and inventive music is the story of a wife and mother battling against prejudice and, in the eyes of her contemporaries at least, succeeding.
Works on This Recording
1. Symphony in A minor by Alice Mary Smith
Conductor: Howard Shelley
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Mozart Players
Period: Romantic
2. Andante for Clarinet and Orchestra by Alice Mary Smith
Performer: Angela Malsbury (Clarinet)
Conductor: Howard Shelley
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Mozart Players
Period: Romantic
Written: 1872 ;
3. Symphony in C minor by Alice Mary Smith
Conductor: Howard Shelley
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Mozart Players
Period: Romantic
Written: by 1863 ;
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