Sunday, March 07, 2021

Sunday, March 07, 2021 12:30 am by M. in ,    No comments

 Today, March 7, on BBC Radio 3:

Women Walking Alone
Words and Music
Producers: Janet Tuppen and Torquil MacLeod
Sunday, March 7, 17.30 h

From the Yorkshire moors of Emily Brontë, and the travels around Britain of Jini Reddy, to the Paris city streets paced by George Sand as she carved out her freedom to live an unconventional life as a writer, and the idea of the flâneuse described by Lauren Elkin: from the fearlessness of Little Red Riding Hood in the Brothers Grimm story and Stephen Sondheim's musical Into the Woods to the endurance of Robyn Davidson crossing the Australian desert with a camel: today's programme looks at women walking alone, at this "impropriety" in earlier centuries and at rebels who strode out unchaperoned, those walking alone in life, the female 'flaneuse' and women adventurers. Nina Sosanya and Natalie Simpson are the readers and music comes from composers and performers including Fanny Mendelssohn, Cecile Chaminade, Sofia Gubaidulina, Jennifer Higdon, Laurie Spiegel, Grace Jones and Eliza Carthy among others.

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