Monday Link Round Up: November 18, 2019

Monday Link Round Up: November 18, 2019

News and music to start your week! Congratulations to composer Gabriela Ortiz for her recent premiere with the LA Philharmonic.  Her Yanga for orchestra and choir, was commissioned by the LA Phil.  Learn more at NPR or listen in below. Congratulations are also owed to Professor Josephine Wright (pictured above), who teaches at The College of Wooster, for being named an Honorary Member of the American Musicology Society.  From the article at The Daily Record: At the annual meeting, Wright was cited “as a pioneer in the study and teaching of women’s and African-Americans’ participation in musical life, and in the…

Monday Link Round Up: October 7, 2019

Monday Link Round Up: October 7, 2019

News and music to start your week! Music Specialist Susan Clermont, at the Library of Congress, wrote a post for the LOC blog “In the Muse” to celebrate the life and work of Barabara Strozzi, pictured above.  The Baroque era composer and singer published over 7 books of compositions during her lifetime – but only 2 are extant today.  Learn about her extraordinary life and career.  And here is a new recording celebrating Strozzi’s music! Galina Ustvolskaya, Soviet-era Russian composer, is remembered and profiled in the New York Times this past week.  While her bracing music is far from “easy…