An outstanding repertoire spanning centuries by the great women composers

Feminine Musique specializes in performing the vocal repertoire written by the wives, sisters, daughters, and lovers of some of the world's most famous composers... as well as some written by women who were not related to any of those guys!

Sample Programs

Contemporary Songs of Sassiness and Spirit

Libby Larsen (b.1950) From the Song Cycle “ME”
Greenwich Village
Childhood
The Present
Beth Anderson (b.1954) Dark Songs 3 Duets
Alley Cat Love Song
Sunday Night in Santa Rosa
Song of the Powers
Songs and premiere Duets by Stefania DeKenessy (b.1956) From The Well -Tempered Woman
A Mother’s Life
Like a Chicken
At Night
Ode to Cellulite
The Names of Woman
Mother, where have you gone
Faye-Ellen Silverman (b.1947)From Manhattan Fixation
Fixating on C#
Studying Solfege
New York at Night
Mira Spektor (b.1945)Selected Songs and Duets
Take Me Home Tonight
Give Me Time
Il Niege dans Mon Coeur
Guinevere Among the Grapefruit Peels

‘Women of Consequence’

Francesca Caccini (1587-c.1640)
Two Canzonetti
Chi desia de saper che cosa è Amore
Ch’amor sia nudo
Romanesca and Canzonetta
Nube Gentil
Se muova giurar

Amy Beach (1867-1944) Opus 35
Nachts
Allein!
Nåhe des Geliebten
Chanson d’amour Opus 21, No. 1
for Voice, Piano and Cello

Dame Ethyl Smythe (1858-1954) 3 Songs
The Clown
On The Road
Chrysilla
for Voice, Piano and Cello

Rockland County Morning Music Club Concert

Duets and Arias

Felix Mendelssohn (1807-1847)
Herbstlied
Abschiedslied der Zugvögel
Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
Widmung
Clara Schumann (1819-1896)
Das Veilchen
Das ist ein Tag, der Klingen mag
Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
Von Ewiger Liebe
Die Schwestern
Gioachino Rossini (1792-1868)
Duetto buffo di due gatti
Pauline Viardot (1821-1910)
Les Cavaliers

Wolfgang A. Mozart (1756-1791)
Sul Aria (Letter Duet Countess/Susanna)
Non so piu, cosa son (Cherubino)
from Le Nozze di Figaro
Gaetano Donizetti (1797-1848)
Norina’s Aria
from Don Pasquale
Francesco Cilia (1866-1950)
Io son lumile ancella
from Adriana Lecouvreur
Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924)
O mio babbino caro (Lauretta)
from Gianni Schicchi
Leo Delibes (1836-1891)
Flower Duet
from Lakme
E. Humperdinck (1854-1921)
Evening Prayer
from Hansel and Gretel

‘Inspiring Young Women’ Recital

In conjunction with the Inauguration of an all Women’s Choir

Francesca Caccini (1587-c.1640)
Rimanti in pace (Duet)
Isabella Colbran (1785-1845)
Mi Lagnero tacendo
Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel (1805-1847) Duets
März and April
Clara Schumann (1819-1896)
Das Veilchen
Die Lorelei
Liebst Du Um Schönheit
Cecile Chaminade (1857-1944)
L’Angelus (Duet)
Nadia Boulanger (1887-1979)
Le Couteau
Maria Malibran (1808-1836)
Le Prison (Duet)
Pauline Viardot (1821-1910)
Hai Luli
Lori Laitman (1955- )
Dreaming (Duet)

David Filderman Gallery, NY

In conjunction with ‘Tranquil Power: the Art of Perle Fine’

Lori Laitman
I Am In Need of Music
Fresh Patterns
Libby Larsen
Music, When Soft voices Die
Go From Me
Liebeslied
Do You Know
White World
(From: Beloved Thou Hast Brought Me Many Flowers (Cello, Piano, Voice)

Freeport Distinguished Artist Series:

Francesca Caccini (1587-c.1640)
Sonetto Spirituali
Aria Romanesca
Alma Mahler (1879-1964)
Die stille Stadt
Laue Sommernacht
Ich wandle unter Blumen
Chaminade Duets
Barcarolle
Angelus
Duo Étoiles
Pauline Viardot Duets
Chopin Mazurka
Havanaise Variée a Deux Voix
Malibran Duet
Le Prisonnier
Thea Musgrave
O, whistle an’ I’ll come to ye!
Ye banks and braes

Joseph G. Astman International Concert Series

Hofstra University, NY

Lori Laitman Duet (b.1955) I Am In Need of Music
Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel (1805-1847) Three Duets
März
April
Mai
Clara Schumann (1819-1896)
Liebst Du um Schönheit
Er ist gekommen
Ich stand in dunklen Träumen
Das Veilchen
Lorelei
Cecile Chaminade (1857-1944)
Barcarolle (Duet)
Tu me dirais
Nadia Boulanger (1987-1979) Le Couteau
Lili Boulanger (1893-1918) Demain fera un an
Pauline Viardot (1821-1910)
Hai luli
Séparation (Duet)
Les Cavaliers (Duet)

Song Cycle ME for Soprano and Piano (1987) Libby Larsen (b. 1950)
Text by Brenda Ueland

I. Why I write
II. Childhood
III. Adolescence
IV. Greenwich Village
V. Marriage…Divorce
VI. Work
VII. Art (Life is Love…)
VIII. The Present
Dreaming Duet (1991) Words and Music by Lori Laitman

Fingerlakes Chamber Music Festival

Rebecca Clarke (1886-1979) songs:
Cradle song
Tiger, Tiger
Lethe
The Donkey
God Made a Tree
Amy Beach (1867-1944) Elizabeth Browning Songs:
The Year’s at the Spring
Ah, Love, but a day!!
I send my Heart up to Thee
Amy Beach Shakespeare Songs:
O Mistress Mine
Take, O take those lips away
Fairy Lullaby