Monday Link Round Up: October 14, 2019

Monday Link Round Up: October 14, 2019

News and music to start your week! Contemporary Musical Theatre interviews composer Georgia Stitt. The focus is the organization Maestra Music which Stitt founded “to give support, visibility, and community to the women who make the music in the musical theater industry.” Read Five Questions to composer Katherine Balch from I Care if you Listen.  Balch has also written about the support she received from her mentor, Dr. Kati Agócs and the importance of having female mentors and role models. Pianist Magazine has a list of 10 Women 21st century Composers that you should know, including Errollyn Wallen (pictured above),…

Monday Link Round Up: October 7, 2019

Monday Link Round Up: October 7, 2019

News and music to start your week! Music Specialist Susan Clermont, at the Library of Congress, wrote a post for the LOC blog “In the Muse” to celebrate the life and work of Barabara Strozzi, pictured above.  The Baroque era composer and singer published over 7 books of compositions during her lifetime – but only 2 are extant today.  Learn about her extraordinary life and career.  And here is a new recording celebrating Strozzi’s music! Galina Ustvolskaya, Soviet-era Russian composer, is remembered and profiled in the New York Times this past week.  While her bracing music is far from “easy…

Monday Link Round Up: September 30, 2019

Monday Link Round Up: September 30, 2019

News and music to start your week! The Philadelphia Orchestra has announced that they have discovered letters from Clara Schumann in their archives!  This is just after Clara’s 200th birthday celebration in which many world-famous ensembles spoke about her achievements, but no top-tier U.S. orchestra programmed any of her works.  Read more at the Philadelphia Orchestra website. Listen in on a new episode of Listening to Ladies – this time Elizabeth Blair is in conversation with Patricia Martinez (pictured above), an Argentinian/Spanish composer based in Buenos Aires. On our own blog, Feminist in the Concert Hall, we have Featured Guest…

Featured Guest Blogger: Quinn Mason on Diversity in Music

Featured Guest Blogger: Quinn Mason on Diversity in Music

We found Quinn Mason’s Youtube channel devoted to women conductors some months ago.  This is truly an amazing channel, featuring more than 150 recordings of ensembles led by 50+ different women conductors, representing a different range of backgrounds, ages and nationalities.  Plenty of pieces composed by women are included as well.  He also has specialty playlists that feature video (as well as audio) of women, Rare Female Composers led by Female Conductors, Interviews with female conductors, and Historic Women Conductors.  Bravo, and thank you, Quinn! Quinn is a composer as well as a conductor, and his website is here.  He…