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Recommended listening and links to recordings. Please note that this list does not provide complete discographies of the listed composers.

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Violet Archer
Sonata for Flute, Clarinet, and Piano [1944]

Lera Auerbach
24 Preludes for violoncello and piano [1999] [Cedille Records]

Grazyna Bacewicz
Concerto for String Orchestra

Marion Bauer
Dance Sonata for Piano
Prelude and Fugue for Flute and Piano
Up the Ocklawaha, Tone Picture for Violin, op. 6 [Cedille Records]
Trio Sonata for Flute, Cello and Piano
Concertino for Oboe, Clarinet and Strings
A Lament on an African Theme
American Youth Concerto

Wilhelmine von Bayreuth
Concerto in G minor for Harpsichord and Strings [Inter Nationes, Bonn]

Amy Marcy Cheney Beach
Symphony in E minor (Gaelic)
Sonata in A minor for pianoforte and violin
Piano Quintet in F-sharp minorv Piano concerto, op. 45 [Vox Records]
Two Pieces for Flute, Cello, and Piano, op. 90 [nmc recordings]
Romance for Violin and Piano, op. 23 [Cedille Records]
Hermit Thrush and other music for solo piano [Koch International Classics]
Songs, op. 14 [Bridge Records, 2005]
Canticle of the Sun [Albany Records]
Invocation for the Violin [Albany Records]

Beatriz de Dia
A Chantar

Norma Beecroft
Elegy. Flute, soprano, and piano [CBC Records]
Jeu II, for flute, viola, and digital processing [Canadian Music Centre]

Juliane Benda-Reichardt
Sonata in G Major

Abbie Betinis
Songs of Smaller Creatures, for a capella chorus [Cedille Records CDR 9000000 131 (2012)]

Sylvie Bodorova
Tre Canzoni da Suonare for Guitar and Strings
Concerto Dei Fiori [Panton]
Concerto for Oboe and Strings "Magikon" [Panton]
String Quartet "Dignitas Homini" [cmic]

Caroline Boissier-Butini
Piano Sonata No. 1

Melanie Bonis
Flute Sonata [Voice of Lyrics]
Cello Sonata [Voice of Lyrics]
La Cathedrale Blessee and other piano works [Etcetera KTC 1422]
Adoro Te, for a mixed chorus [Voice of Lyrics]

Margaret Allison Bonds
Troubled Water [Wave Theory Records]

Henriette Bosmans
Sonata for Cello and Piano (1919) [Gramola]

Lili Boulanger
Faust et Helene
D'un matin de printemps
D'un vieux jardin
Pie Jesu [SBM]

Nadia Boulanger
Three pieces for cello and piano
Ver la vie nouvelle for piano

Laura Bowler
Salutem, for flute, cello, piano, and voices [nmc recordings]

Ina Boyle
Psalm for cello and orchestra [dutton epoch]
Concerto for violin and orchestra [dutton epoch]

Margaret Brouwer
Demeter Prelude [New World Records]

Doreen Carwithen
Violin Sonata
Concerto for piano and strings
One Damn Thing After Another. Overture
Suffolk Suite
String Quartet No. 1

Cecile Chaminade
Serenade aux Etoiles [Epoch CDLX 7193]
Concertstuck for Piano and Orchestra, op. 40 [VoxBox]

Yi Chan
Night Thoughts, for flute, cello and piano

Rebecca Clarke
Sonata for viola and piano
Adagio for String Quartet
Poem for string quartet (1926) (CBC Records)
Midsummer Moon for violin and piano
Rhapsody for cello and piano
Piano Trio [ASV]

Jean Coulthard
The Bird of Dawning Singeth All Night Long [CBC Records]
Introduction and Three Folksongs (from Canada Mosaic) [CBC Records]
Variation on Bach, for piano [CBC Records]
Music on a Quiet Song, for flute and orchestra [CBC Records]
Music to St. Cecilia for organ and strings

Ruth Crawford-Seeger
Piano Study in Mixed Accents
String Quartet (1931)
Suite for Wind Quintet
Diathonic Suite No. 1 for Flute

Marie Dare
Hebridean Suite, for cello and piano

Emma Lou Diemer
Before Spring, for violin and piano

Violeta Dinescu
"Et veniens veni," for voice, viola, and percussion [Ars Produktion]

Madeleine Dring
Three Piece Suite [Hester Park]

Sophie-Carmen Eckhardt-Gramatte
Tripple Concerto [EGF]
Capriccio-Concertante [CBC Records]

Lilian Elkington
Out of the Mist, a tone poem for Armistice Day (1921)

Reena Esmail
Jhula-Jhule [Delos]

Elisenda Fábregas
Voces de mi tierra, for flute, cello, and piano
Violin Sonata No. 1
Voices of the Rainforest

Louise Farrenc
Piano Trio, op. 34 [BayerRecords]
Flute Trio in E Minor, op. 45 [NCA/DeutschlandRadio]

Mary Gardiner
Spirit. Essence. Chamber music for flute, piano, and cello. [
Canadian Music Centre]

Stacy Garrop
String Quartet No. 3 "Gaia" [Cedille Records]
String Quartet No. 4 "Illuminations" [Cedille Records]

Miriam Gideon
Steeds of Darkness

Peggy Glanville-Hicks
Etruscan Concerto
Tragic Celebration
Viola concerto
Sonata for harp
Mimic Heaven. Five Songs by E.E. Housman
Three Songs

Ida Gotkovsky
Concerto pour grande orchestre et saxophone [Cristal Records]

Marie Grandval
Deux Pieces [BBC Music Vol. IV, No. 9]

Lita Grier
Reflections of a Peacemaker and other songs

Agathe Backer Groendahl
Six Etudes, op. 11

Sofia Gubaidulina
Piano Quintet

Fanny Hensel Mendelssohn
Overture for large orchestra
Oratorio on Bible Scenes
Piano Trio in D majorv String Quartet in E flat major
Piano Sonata in G minor
Six melodies pour le piano

Jennifer Higdon
Lullaby for flute [ I Virtuosi label IVR 501 ]
Piano trio
Blue Cathedral [Albany Records]

Hildegard von Bingen
Sequences and Hymns
Ordo virtutum

Pamela Harrison
Viola Sonata

Barbara Heller
Scharlachrote Buchstaben [Scarlet Letters] for Piano [Inter Nationes, Bonn]

Augusta Holmes
Andromede, symphonic poem
La Nuit et l'Amour (Interlude from Ludus pro Patria)

Katherine Hoover
Lyric Trio [NCA/DeutschlandRadio]
Variations and Dances for Flute and Harp [Leonarda Records]

Amy Elsie Horrocks
Twilight, for cello and piano

Margaret Hubicki
Two Contrasting Pieces, for cello and piano

Rhene Jaque
Deuxieme Suite pour Piano

Jacquet de la Guerre
Pieces de Clavecin [Auvidis]

Laura Kaminsky
Piano Quintet [Cedile Records]
Piano Concerto [Cedile Records]

Jung Sun Kang
Star-Crossed [Delos]

Vitezslava Kapralova
Works for piano
Piano Concerto
Partita for piano and string orchestra
Concertino for Violin, Clarinet and Orchestra [Gramola]
String Quartet
Ritornel for cello and piano [Gramola]

Leokadiya Kashperova
Symphony in B Minor [YouTube]

Elena Kats-Chernin
Colours of the Sea, for flute, cello, and piano

Barbara Kolb
Toccata, for harpsichord
Appello, for piano
Solitaire for piano and vibraphone

Jitka Kozeluhova
Sonatina for Piano

Felicitas Kukuck
Sonata for Flute and Piano
"Gebete aus der Arche," for soprano and flute
Variations for Piano "Die Brücke über den Mein"
Stormlieder II and other works for mixed voices (SATB)

Libby Larsen
Black Birds, Red Hills for clarinet, viola and piano [innova recordings]
Deep Summer for Orchestra
Slow structures, for flute, cello and piano

Luise Adolpha Le Beau
Sonata for Violoncello and Piano in D-major, op. 17 [Inter Nationes, Bonn]
Piano Trio in D-minor [Bayer Records]

Jeanne Leleu
Suite symphonique pour instruments a vent et piano [Cristal Records]

Isabella Leonarda
Beatus vir

Zora Levina
Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 2 in E Minor [CD Russian Disc RDCD 11382]

Alexina Louie
Music for Piano (1993) [Canadian Music Centre]

Signe Lund
Barcarolle for violin and piano

Elizabeth Maconchy
Concertinos for Clarinet and Orchestra

Ester Mägi
Bukoolica for Symphonic Orchestra
Variations for Piano, Clarinet and Chamber Orchestra
Vesper, for string orchestra

Alma Mahler

Marcelle de Manziarly
Trio for Flute, Cello and Piano [NCA/DeutschlandRadio]

Ljubica Maric
Sonata for Violin and Piano (1948) [Terpsihora]
Songs of Space, for mixed choir and orchestra (Piesne prostora) (1956) [Terpsihora]
Sonata-Fantasy for Solo Violin (1928) [Terpsihora]

Marianna Martinez
Cantata "In exitu Israel" [Koch Schwann Aulos]

Emilie Mayer
String Quartet op. 14 in G minor

Kathryn Mishell
String Quartet No. 2
Suite for Piano
Trio for Clarinet, Violin, and Piano
Voyage of the Spirit

May Mukle
The Hamadryad, for cello and piano

Thea Musgrave
Canta, Canta! for flute, cello and piano [nmc recordings]

Morfydd Llwyn Owen
Branwen and Glantaf for piano [Ty Cerdd]

Dora Pejacevic
Phantasie Concertante for Piano and Orchestra, op. 48
Symphony, op. 41
Piano trio
Cello Sonata

Barbara Pentland
Rhapsody 1939, for piano
Studies in Line, for piano. 1941 [CBC Records]
Trio for Violin, Cello and Piano. 1963 [CBC Records]
Trance, for flute and harp. 1978 [CBC Records]

Sheila Mary Power
Suite No.1 in E (1938) for cello and piano

Florence Price
Piano Sonata in E Minor [Wave Theory Records]

Weronika Ratusinska
Nymphs for soprano saxophone and harpsichord

Elizabeth Raum
Duet and Burlesque for Clarinet, Violin, and Piano [Canadian Music Centre]

Elinor Remick Warren
Orchestral Songs
Choral Symphony (The Legend of King Arthur)

Belinda Reynolds

Cover [innova recordings]

Marguerita Roesgen-Champion
Chant pastoral

Clara Kathleen Rogers
Sonata for Violin, Op. 25

Georgia Rogers
York Minster, for flute, cello, and piano [nmc recordings]

Camilla di Rossi
Symphony [Newport 60102]

Kaija Saariaho
Lonh for Soprano and Electronics

Clara Schumann Wieck
Piano Trio in G minor
Piano Concerto in F minor [BBC Music Vol. IV, No. 9]
Piano Concerto in A minor
Six Songs, Op. 13 [baritone version: Sony]

Maddalena Lombardini Sirmen
Quartetto No. 2 in B flat major
Quartetto No. 3 in G minor

Alice Mary Smith
Andante for Clarinet and Orchestra
Symphony in A minor

Irene Britton Smith
Violin sonata [Leonarda Records]

Linda Catlin Smith
Through the Low Hills, for violoncello and piano [Artifact Music]

Ethel Smyth
Concerto for Violin, Horn, and Orchestra
Mass in D [Virgin Classics]
Wreckers (Opera) [Conifer Classics]
Four songs for mezzosoprano and chamber ensemble [Trouba Disc]

Hye-bin Monica Song
Blanche-Neige. 15 short piano pieces for two pianos/four hands [YouTube]

Ann Southam
This Time. Chamber music for flute, piano and cello. [Canadian Music Centre]

Barbara Strozzi
Cantatas, op. 3

Suor Leonora d'Este

Freda Swain
English Reel

Germaine Tailleferre
Piano music
Works for violin and piano
Forlane for Flute and Piano
Quatuor for string quartet
Sonata for harp
Concertino for Harp and Orchestra

Luise Talma
Piano Sonata No. 1

Hilary Tann
In the Theater of Air, for flute, cello, and piano [nmc recordings]
Gardens of Anna Maria Luisa de Medici, for flute, cello, and piano
The Cresset Stone, for solo cello
Llef, for flute and cello

Nancy Telfer
Intertwined. Chamber music for flute, piano and cello. [Canadian Music Centre]

Geraldine Thomsen
For Erika, for violoncello and piano
Trio for Winds
Piano Concerto

Joan Tower
Island Prelude [Nonesuch Records]

Joan Trimble
Puck Fair and The Green Bough [Marco Polo]

Agnes Tyrrell
Overture in C Minor [YouTube]

Yuko Uebayashi
Sonata for Flute and Piano

Pauline Viardot
Six Morceaux for violin and piano

Vera Vinogradova
Deux Danses, op. 21 [ars production]

Kate Waring
Alapana, for flute, cello and piano

Meira Warshauer
Bracha (Blessing) for violin and piano

Vally Weigl
Songs for mezzosoprano and violoncello [Gramola]

Judith Weir
Several Concertos, for flute, cello, and piano [nmc recordings]

Grace Williams
Sonatina for flute and piano

Margot Wright
Improvisation for clarinet solo
Three Northumbrian Folksongs for viola and piano
Piano Quintet

Stephanie Zaranek
cinq miniatures, op. 4 [ars production]

Ellen Taaffe Zwilich
Episodes for violin and piano [Delos]
Prologue and Variations
Concerto Grosso [Koch International]

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