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Breaking the Silence

  • Date: 16 May, 8 p.m.
  • Duration: 80 min
  • Hall: Sala Manuel García

Women Composers

The musical force of women

Held back in life and ignored by history, women composers, even those who with determination and inner strength attained a certain public profile, were pushed aside and completely forgotten by the History of Music.

The Teatro de la Maestranza presents a series of 12 concerts– 4 of which are part of this season - to discover the works of 60 composers from 1750 to 1980.

Creative women with different styles. Some were known by the names of their husbands: famous women like Alma Mahler or Clara Schumann. Others, like Nadia Boulanger, were revered by many of the most prestigious composers of the 20th century who had been her students. However the majority of these excellent anonymous composers were treated unjustly.

DIfferent chamber ensembles. Alternating repertoires of distinct time periods. Tearing apart the silence. Bringing these composers back to the music stands. Re-establishing the balance. Surrendering to the musical power of women.


All the programming in the Sala Manuel García for the 21/22 Season is made possible thanks to the special collaboration of the Fundación Banco Sabadell.

Fotografía: Fanny Hensel-Mendelssohn. 1847

  • Violin: Alexa Farré
  • Violin: Mariarosaria D'Aprile
  • Viola: Francesco Tosco
  • Cello: Israel Fausto

The press says

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