Monday Link Round Up: July 15, 2019

Monday Link Round Up: July 15, 2019

News and music to start your week! In case you missed it, don’t miss reading Megan Lavengood’s excellent piece on gender and hiring as it relates to the field of Music Theory Andrew Clements reviews the new recording by Isata Kanneh-Mason (pictured) of piano works by Clara Schumann.  Read on at The Guardian. Also at The Guardian, read a review of the Cheltenham music festival’s performance of new works by Judith Weir, Dani Howard, and Thea Musgrave. Read the call that Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra is making to other ensembles to hire more disabled musicians and to make inclusion central to…

Clara's Schumannfest

Clara's Schumannfest

The city of Bonn has hosted an annual Schumannfest since 1998 to celebrate the lives and music of two of the city’s most famous residents: Robert Schumann and Ludwig van Beethoven.  However, in 2007 the name of the festival changed from the Bonn Schumann Festival to Schumannfest, “to illustrate the core concerns of the festival: the memory of Robert and Clara Schumann.”  Robert spent the last two years of his life in the city, and he and Clara are buried in the Old Cemetery in Bonn. Though the festivals always incorporate a wide variety of genres and performances – including…

Monday Link Round Up: June 10, 2019

Monday Link Round Up: June 10, 2019

News and music to start your week! Musicians in Bonn, Germany celebrated the 200th birthday of Clara Schumann with Schumannfest!  The event, which runs from June 1 to June 16, will include works by many women composers, not just Clara.  However, there will be a special focus on her anniversary year, including two biographical films the will be screened at the festival and a play titled Clara.  Read on here. Speaking of Clara Schumann, our President, Dr. Liane Curtis, attended the memorial service for Dr. Nancy B. Reich (distinguished and pioneering Clara Schumann scholar), who passed away in January. Curtis announced…

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…