The Music of the Remarkable Mrs. Sirmen

The Music of the Remarkable Mrs. Sirmen

We apologise for taking so long to get back to Part II of our post about composer and violinist Maddalena Laura Lombardini Sirmen (1745-1818).  Part I, about her life, is found here.  Our guest author is the London-based musician Martin Ash, whose website is...
TBT: A conversation with JoAnn Falletta, 1991

TBT: A conversation with JoAnn Falletta, 1991

We are so excited to share this archived broadcast (from KPFK’s Pacifica Radio, 1991, 2 hours in length) that features an interview with Maestro JoAnn Falletta from 1991.  The Women’s Philharmonic (still known as The Bay Area Women’s Philharmonic)...
Fanny Mendelssohn’s response to the epidemic of 1831

Fanny Mendelssohn’s response to the epidemic of 1831

Fanny Mendelssohn (1805-1847) and her Cholera Cantata  We welcome today’s featured guest blogger, Regine Angela Thompson, Ph.D..  Dr. Thompson is an author and lecturer who has been focusing on Fanny Mendelssohn for many years. She also serves as advisor and...