Radio Philharmonic Orchestra performing Lili Boulanger
Lili Boulanger (1893) is a unique and prodigious case studies in music history, taking up singing, organ, piano, violin, cello and harp at the premature age of five. In 1913, she became the first woman to win the prestigious Prix de Rome. The Radio Philharmonic Orchestra will play her composition ‘Du fond de l’abîme (De Profundis)’, a piece on loss and sorrow, informed by the death of her father in 1900. Boulanger died at the age of 24, but to this day remains an influential figure who inspired the likes of Olivier Messiaen and Jonny Greenwood.