Raphaela Gromes - new SONY album „Femmes“
In close cooperation with the archive "Woman and Music", the "Furore Verlag" - a publishing house that publishes only works by women composers, and Sony Classical, the concept for Raphaela Gromes' new album FEMMES was born and it became a double album. It contains works by 23 female composers from all over the world, with well-known names such as Clara Schumann, Fanny Hensel or Nadia and Lili Boulanger, and real discoveries with music by Princess Maria Antonia Walpurgis of Bavaria, the Dutch-Jewish composer Henriette Bosmans, the Swedish composer Laura Netzel, the African-American composers Dolores White and Florence Price or the contemporary composer Victoria Yagling. Several world premiere recordings can also be heard on FEMMES, such as the "Tre Momenti" for cello and string orchestra by Italian composer Matilde Capuis.
"With FEMMES, I can finally make the works and life stories of these wonderful women accessible to a wide audience," says Raphaela Gromes about her new album, which will be released by Sony Classical.
Raphaela Gromes is accompanied on FEMMES by Festival Strings Lucerne and its artistic director Daniel Dodds, with whom she has a long-standing collaboration, as well as by pianist Julian Riem, who also wrote all the arrangements on the album.
If you too do not want to miss this new masterpiece: FEMMES is available for pre-order now and in stores from February 3, 2023.