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OB's work included in BBC Radio 3's celebration of International Women's Day

We are delighted that recent academic work undertaken by OB Graham Griffiths is to be showcased as part of a celebration of female composers on International Women’s Day on BBC Radio 3 this Thursday (8 March). 

Graham has dedicated the last 15 years to the study of the relatively unknown music of Stravinsky’s piano teacher: Leokadiya Kashperova (1872 – 1940). During this time, among other things, he unearthed a symphony and two songs. The symphony will be performed by the BBC Concert Orchestra in a live concert (broadcast on Radio 3) from LSO St Luke’s in London. The two songs (Evening and Night) were recorded by the BBC singers in January. The symphony will feature in a programme dedicated to the music of five unjustly forgotten female composers and it appears as the last item in the concert, which is some recognition of its stature and importance.

In January we were pleased to have Graham visit us at Bryanston to deliver two lectures, the first of which was specifically about his work on the life and music of Kashperova.

As a result of his research and discoveries, Graham has been invited by Boosey and Hawks to be the editor of a series of publications of Leokadiya Kashperova’s works, which is a fabulous accolade.

Do tune in at 7:30pm on Thursday evening (BBC Radio 3) to hear Kashperova’s symphony in concert.