Monday Link Round Up: January 7, 2019

Monday Link Round Up: January 7, 2019

News and music to start your week! As the 2018 retrospectives continue, we also remember those composers who are no longer with us. Don’t miss the beautiful remembrance of George Walker written by his son, Gregory, at New Music Box. NPR spoke to violinist Rachel Barton Pine who is committed to preserving and performing the works of Black composers. Read more about her work, and recent recording, at NPR and visit her database of Music by Black Composers. </p> Also this week the Philadelphia Inquirer spoke to composer Andrea Clearfield about her new opera. Titled Mila, Great Sorcerer the work will receive…

Featured Guest blogger: Musicologists on Fanny Hensel's songs

Featured Guest blogger: Musicologists on Fanny Hensel's songs

Dr. Penny Brandt continues her report on the 2018 joint conference of the American Musicological Society/Society for Music Theory. My favorite session at AMS/SMT this year was the Sunday morning joint session on “The Songs of Fanny Hensel” chaired by R. Larry Todd (Duke University). In this session, ten scholars gave “lightning” presentations describing their research and analysis of a song by Hensel. [The description of the session and paper titles, as given in the conference program, are copied following this essay]. Each presenter will contribute an essay to The Songs of Fanny Hensel, edited by Stephen Rodgers (University of…