Composers You Should Know: Louise Reichardt

Today marks the 237th birthday of German composer Louise Reichardt. The daughter of Juliane and Johann Fridrick Reichardt – both of whom were also accomplished composers – she was fortunate to receive tremendous support in her musical endeavors.   Louise primarily composed Lieder, four of which were published in 1800 in a collection of her father’s works.  In addition to composition, Louise was an active choral conductor. Several of her works are available in the public domain through the Petrucci Music Library.   Have a listen to one of her songs below:   Be sure to download the April Calendar and never…

Monday Link Round Up: April 11, 2016

News to start your week!   Susanna Mälkki’s work continues to be recognized.  Not long ago she was named the new Chief Conductor of the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, and just this week it was announced that she is the new Principal Guest Conductor of the Los Angeles Philharmonic.  Read the story at the Los Angeles Times, or read the press release at the LA Philharmonic website.   In more conducting news, Xian Zhang, who was recently named the first female Music Director of the New Jersey Symphony, is conducting the ensemble for the first time since the announcement.  (Her tenure doesn’t…