International Women's Day: Works by Clara Schumann and Amy Beach to be livestreamed by DG on 7 March


By Ellie Palmer

05 March 2021

The concert features four young stars from DG’s family of artists: Nadine Sierra, Magdalena Hoffmann, Bomsori and Hera Hyesang Park

Deutsche Grammophon is ready to celebrate International Women’s Day 2021 with a special edition of its Yellow Lounge, hosted on DG's YouTube channel at 12pm (CET) this Sunday 7 March.

Deutsche Grammophon’s latest harpist signing, Magdalena Hoffmann, launches her solo set by performing Danse des lutins by Henriette Renié (1875-1956), a towering figure of the harp world as performer, composer and teacher. Clara Schumann’s Notturno and “La danse du Moujik” by French harpist Marcel Tournier follow.

Violinist Bomsori, another recent DG signing, performs the famous “Méditation” from Massenet’s opera Thaïs – accompanied by Hoffmann – before paying tribute to one of Poland’s finest composers. Grażyna Bacewicz (1909-69) graduated from the Warsaw Conservatory in composition and violin and continued her studies in interwar Paris with Nadia Boulanger. She drew inspiration for Oberek No.1 from the heritage of Polish folk music.

Bomsori also plays Romance, Op.23 by Amy Beach (1867-1944), recognised during her lifetime as the foremost woman composer in the United States.

Soprano Hera Hyesang Park will perform the last of Clara Schumann’s Six Lieder, Op.13, “Die stille Lotosblume”.

Tune in to DG's YouTube channel at 12pm (CET) this Sunday 7 March.