Featured Guest blogger: Musicologists on Fanny Hensel's songs

Featured Guest blogger: Musicologists on Fanny Hensel's songs

Dr. Penny Brandt continues her report on the 2018 joint conference of the American Musicological Society/Society for Music Theory. My favorite session at AMS/SMT this year was the Sunday morning joint session on “The Songs of Fanny Hensel” chaired by R. Larry Todd (Duke University). In this session, ten scholars gave “lightning” presentations describing their research and analysis of a song by Hensel. [The description of the session and paper titles, as given in the conference program, are copied following this essay]. Each presenter will contribute an essay to The Songs of Fanny Hensel, edited by Stephen Rodgers (University of…

Monday Link Round Up: March 19, 2018

News to start your week! The March 8 concert performed by the BBC Orchestra —Music by five forgotten women — is available online until April 7!  We’d like to invite critical engagement with the music revealed by this important event!  We ask readers to submit their reviews (750 to 1500 words) of the concert to be part of our blog, and to stimulate continued discussion about these works!  We offer honoraria of US$100-200 for selected reviews!  Please email at [email protected] with your questions/submissions. YourClassical is honoring women in music throughout March – and hopefully will continue throughout the year, too!  Listen into the…

Monday Link Round Up: April 24, 2017

News to start your week! We celebrated Dame Ethel Smyth’s birthday this weekend!  Don’t miss the guest blog by Dr. Amy Ziegler and the new recording of Symth’s work.   The BBC.com Culture column recognized the life and work of composer, conductor, and music educator Nadia Boulanger.  Be sure to read the article, titled The Greatest Music Teacher Who Ever Lived.   Fran Hoepfner writes about Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel at The Awl in her Classical Music Hour with Fran.  The article is a great introduction to the life and work of the “other” Mendelssohn – including a fantastic playlist.  Read more here.…

Works by Women this Weekend

It’s another full weekend of concerts featuring the works of historic and contemporary women composers – from coast to coast!  We are proud to have been able to support both of these organizations through WPA Performance Grants. On the East Coast the National String Symphonia, based in Frederick MD, is presenting a concert on March 18 & 19 entitled COMPOS(H)ERS: Words Modern and Classic spans two centuries of women making music.  Included composers are Pamela Harrison, Elena Ruehr, Liana Alexandra, Ethel Smyth, Libby Larsen, and the world premiere of a new work by Beth Anderson.  Find out more information here.  …