Monday Link Round Up: May 20, 2019

Monday Link Round Up: May 20, 2019

News and music to start your week! Daniel Temkin is writing a series for New Music Box about ethics in music – with the most recent article being who in the new music world gets heard and why, including issues of representation.  Read on here. Justin Davidson shares the history and music of French composer and pianist Cécile Chaminade, and how her music was remembered through Chaminade clubs. Learn more at New York Magazine’s Vulture page. Britain’s Royal Opera House came under fire this week when it was revealed that of the 19 conductors programmed for the coming season only…

Monday Link Round Up: April 29, 2019

Monday Link Round Up: April 29, 2019

News and music to start your week! WQXR often posts listicles of note – this week they shared again their list of 12 Romantic Composers Not Named ‘Liszt’ or ‘Brahms’.  Included are: Louise Farrenc, Clara Schumann, Augusta Holmès, Teresa Carreño, Cecile Chaminade, and Dora Pejačević. Last week we shared our findings in the 2019-2020 concert season data we collected.  In a stroke of coincidental timing, conductor Jordan Randall Smith wrote about the value in programming works by women composers, and how there is no excuse not to. We’re delighted to hear that pianist Isata Kanneh-Mason (pictured above) will be recording an album…

Monday Link Round Up: March 6, 2017

News to start your week! The Guardian has reviews of two new CDs of works by women.  The first are works for piano and orchestra, including the Amy Beach Concerto, Dorothy Howell’s D Minor Concerto, and Cécile Chaminade’s Konzertstück. Read the review here.  There is also a new recording by pianist Diane Ambache featuring the chamber works of Grażyna Bacewicz.  Learn more here. The Awl’s Fran Hoepfner writes about how reading a Brahms biography only made her obsessed with the life and work of Clara Schumann.  It’s a wonderful perspective of a music enthusiast falling in love with the music – and the tenacity…

Cécile Chaminade

French born Cécile Chaminade (1857-1944) was arguably one of the best known women to compose music in her lifetime and was extremely popular in America. Known for her salon pieces, Chaminade also scored many large works. She was able to achieve a strong music education despite her father’s disapproval. She performed some of her earliest works for Georges Bizet and gave her first formal concert at age eighteen. Nearly all of her salon pieces were published in her lifetime and she toured France, England, and the United States in her lifetime. Chaminade was well respected in her lifetime – Ambroise…