In this 3 part series, Ian Fox tells the stories of the remarkable women who inspired, influenced and collaborated with some of the great composers.
Programme 2: Misia Godebska.
This is the story of an exceptional figure from the Belle Epoque. A gifted pianist and pupil of Fauré, she was a patron of many composers including Debussy and Stravinsky. She was painted by Renoir and Toulouse-Lautrec, appeared in Proust's In Search of Lost Time and helped establish Coco Chanel.
Music played in the programme
Musical Muses No 2 “A Patron in Paris” Misia Godebski
1 CHOPIN Etude Opus10/2 Yundi Li DGG 471 479
2 LISZT Liebestraum No 3 Jorge Bolet Decca 410257
3 FAURÉ Romance in A flat Jean Philippe Collard Brilliant Classics 94035/4
4 GRIEG Wedding day at Troldhaugen Einar Steen-Nockleberg
5 DEBUSSY La plus que lente Walter Gieseking EMI 5 65855
6 RAVEL Introduction and Allegro Melos Ensemble Decca 421 154
7 RAVEL Mere l’Oye LIMERICK CD 3842 Labeques ?? disc in Limerick
8 BORODIN Polovtsian Dances Vienna Phil. Kubelik EMI Seraphim
9 STRAVINSKY Firebird Columbia Symphony Orchestra SONY SM3K 46291
10 STRAVINSKY Petrouchka Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra conducted Dorati Mercury 434 331
11 STRAVINSKY The Rite of Spring Kirov Orchestra conducted Gergiev Philips 408 035
12 SATIE Parade Nancy Symphony Orchestra condcuted Jerome Kaltenbach Naxos 8.554279
13 MILHAUD Boeuf sur le Toit Orchestre Nationale de France conducted Leonard Bernstein n EMI CDC 747845
14 DE FALLA The Three Cornered Hat Philharmonia Orchestra conducted Rafael Frübeck de Burgos EMI 567587
15 POULENC Les Biches Philharmonia Orchestra conducted Georges Pretre EMI CZS 7 622690
16 STRAVINSKY Monumetum per Gesualdo Columbia Symphony Orchestra conducted Stravinsky Sony S2K 89910