Can’t wait for the new edition of MA Festival? Then enjoy early music year-round with the playlists by MA Festival on Spotify, put together especially for you. Each month we present to you a playlist with known music and new discoveries. These are put together by musicians and specialists from within the MA Family.
The first playlist of the year was put together by choreographer Femke Gyselinck.
“As a choreographer, my expertise primarily lies with dance, and with baroque music in particular. Nevertheless I was eager to put together a playlist for MA Festival, because I have a cherished memory of the work Pygmalion Double Bill which I presented together with Korneel Bernolet & Apothéosis at the 2019 MA Festival.
I also have an insatiable hunger for music, so this occasion afforded me the perfect opportunity to discover new music, with the emphasis on ‘new music’. I did not want to once again give a platform to the much-loved and universally-known composers, but to allow unsung female baroque composers to be heard.
To support me in my quest, I wrote to my baroque-loving Facebook friends asking them which music by female baroque composers they would recommend. Their tips gave me around 48 hours of music, from which I have made a selection. Hopefully the MA audience will enjoy this playlist as much as I do.”
Listen to the playlist here.