Monday, 8 March 2021

International women's day on Radio 3

 In the early hours, I complained on Facebook about the lack of British women composers on the programme for today's all-female playlist. However, I was short-sightedly looking at only the Through The Night schedule. There can be few complaints about the mix of British and international composers during the day today. Even Morfydd Owen, who is often overlooked, is represented this afternoon. Perhaps if more of her work had been recorded, more would have been played.

Film and TV incidental music has been overlooked. Anne Dudley got a look-in only because of a listener request this morning. There could have been more Rachel Portman in addition to Matthew Sweet's coverage last Saturday, and there was no Barbara Thompson. 


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