The Spirit & The Maiden
The Spirit and the Maiden, the debut album release of Muses Trio, was launched in 2016 with a rare performance at Boggo Road Gaol inside the former women’s prison. This celebration of music composed by women, performed by women, was experienced from within the former women’s cellblock, with special guests from Vulcana Women’s Circus. Audience members could extend the experience by attending a ghost tour focusing on the lives of some of the most notorious inmates.
The performance drawn from the CD featured highlights of three successful seasons of beautiful chamber music events, including several world premiere recordings by Kate Neal (Australia)*, Louise Denson (Australia)*, Cécile Elton (Australia)*, alongside works by audience favourites Elena Kats-Chernin (Australia), Jennifer Higdon (USA), and Judith Bingham (UK) and gorgeous gems by Amy Beach and Nadia Boulanger.
The Spirit & The Maiden 2nd & 3rd movts., Elena Kats-Chernin
Selections from Three Pieces for Cello & Piano, Natdia Boulanger
Song For Comb Man, Kate Neal
Sonando de Ti from Two Boleros, Louise Denson
Insomnio de la Cuidad (Tango for a Sleepless City), Cécile Elton
Chapman’s Pool, 3rd and 4th movts., Judith Bingham
Romance, Amy Beach
Pale Yellow, Jennifer Higdon
The Spirit & The Maiden 1st movt., Elena Kats-Chernin