News and music to start your week!
The BBC announced this week that they will be opening up their classical music archives. The trove of recordings – dating back 100 years – will be available online and through a BBC app. I’m looking forward to sifting through the catalog and finding recordings of works by the Boulanger sisters, Ethel Smyth, Rebecca Clarke – and undoubtedly many more! Learn more at BBC.com.
Billboard reports that the Recording Academy has taken action on the calls for diversity and invited 900 women and people of color to vote on this year’s Grammy awards.
We catch up reading about Elsa Barraine: Composer and French Resistance Leader on Emily Hogstead’s blog, “Song of the Lark.” We especially enjoyed listening to Barraine’s vigorous 1938 Symphony n. 2.
And The Irish Times outlines the changes afoot in the classical community in Ireland related to women in music – including new efforts by the Minster for Culture to advocate for more diverse representation by the country’s symphony orchestras.
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