Monday Link Round Up: February 18, 2019

Monday Link Round Up: February 18, 2019

News and Music to start your week! We are saddened to report the loss of Dr. Nancy B. Reich – renowned musicologist and advocate for women’s work in music.  Her daughter Susanne Reich suggested in her late mother’s obituary the opportunity for people to donate to Women’s Philharmonic Advocacy in Nancy Reich’s memory.  You may donate to our organization, which also advocates for women in music, here. Congratulations to 2019 Grammy Award winners Laurie Anderson (Best Chamber Music Performance), and JoAnn Falletta (Best Classical Compendium).  Congratulations also go to Du Yun and Missy Mazzoli who were both nominated for Best…

Monday Link Round Up: January 29, 2018

News to start your week! Very exciting! Congratulations to Jennifer Higdon on winning two Grammy Awards last night!  Her Viola Concerto won “Best Contemporary Classical Composition” and she also brought home “Best Classical Compendium” for the recording of All Things Majestic, Viola Concerto, & Oboe Concerto.  Read the full list of winners at the New York Times. (and remember you read about Higdon’s Viola Concerto here first, as we reviewed the work in its March 2015 premiere tour!) Rob Deemer writes about his amazing (and still developing) Women Composers Database at New Music Box – discussing how it was created, how it can be…

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…

Grammy Nominations for Anna Clyne and Hilary Hahn

The list of 2015 Grammy nominations has been published – and Anna Clyne’s Prince of Clouds is in the running for Contemporary Classical Composition.  Her work shares the ballot with John Luther Adams (Become Ocean), George Crumb (Voices From The Heartland), Stephen Paulus (Concerto For Two Trumpets & Band), and Roberto Sierra (Sinfonia No. 4). Have a listen to the Chicago Symphony performing the nominated piece: I also recommend listening to this conversation between Clyne and soloist Jennifer Koh about the work:   Also nominated in the Chamber Music/Small Ensemble category is the recording of Hilary Hahn’s “27 Pieces”.  We wrote about this when the project…