Monday Link Round Up: August 26, 2019

Monday Link Round Up: August 26, 2019

News and music to start your week! We are now accepting applications for our Performance Grants!  Find funding to support U.S. performances of works by women composers! Erica Jeal reviews a new recording of chamber works – specifically pieces for cello and piano – by Fanny Hensel (pictured) and Felix Mendelssohn for The Guardian. Also at The Guardian, a glowing review of the debut of Dalia Stasevska’s as the BBC Symphony Orchestra’s new principal guest conductor. She’s first woman to hold a titled conducting post at a major London orchestra. The Library of Congress has announced their 2019-2020 season, including a…

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.…