Monday Link Round Up: July 1, 2019

Monday Link Round Up: July 1, 2019

News and music to start your week! Jessica Duchen of The JC has the story of Erika Fox, a composer born in Vienna in 1936 who now at age 82 is celebrating the release of the first album of her compositions. The CD features chamber pieces spanning a 25-year period (1980-2005). Says Fox: “I’ve got a CD out and that’s jolly good! I’m very glad that women are being allowed to be human. It makes a nice change.”  More about the CD (and listen to excerpts). The call for equality is getting some attention in the UK where more than…

Monday Link Round Up: May 13, 2019

Monday Link Round Up: May 13, 2019

News and music to start your week! After a brief hiatus, Listening to Ladies is back with a new episode!  Don’t miss Elizabeth Blair’s conversation with Kaley Lane Eaton.  Find more information, images, and links on the LtL website and listen in below! Alex Ross pointed his readers to an article about Canadian composer Linda Catlin Smith.  Read on, and listen in, at The Rest Is Noise. At New Music Box Alex Temple has an important article about composers, performers and consent. Sequenza 21 wrote about the (then) upcoming performance of works by Florence Price by the Urban Playground Chamber…

Monday Link Round Up: February 6, 2017

News to start your week! PBS Newshour addressed the continuing obstacles facing women as conductors – specifically highlighting the Dallas Opera Conducting Institute.  Read the transcript of the piece on the website, or watch the segment below: We have mentioned the fantastic podcast Listening To Ladies many times already (and will continue to in the future, as well!)  Now you can learn more about the founder – composer Elizabeth Blair.  She had a conversation with Rebecca Lentjes at Icareifyoulisten.com.  Learn more about Blair’s continued work, and what you can do to help support this important endeavor! Maggie Molloy at Second…

Monday Link Round Up: December 12, 2016

News to start your week! Congratulations to Jennifer Higdon on two Grammy Nominations!  The new recording of Higdon’s first opera, Cold Mountain,  has been nominated for the Best Opera Recording as well as the Best Contemporary Classical Composition.  Read more at the Albuquerque Journal.  Winners will be announced February 12. Elizabeth Blair, composer and Listening to Ladies podcast creator, has added her thoughts to the conversation about Kaija Saariaho’s historic premiere.  Her piece, published by Second Inversion, looks at the life and careers of Saarhiaho with Ethel Smyth.  It’s a must read! And speaking of Listening to Ladies – don’t forget to catch the latest…