Monday Link Round Up: November 20, 2017

News to start your week! There have been some particularly excellent pieces to come out of WQXR in!  Their list of Eight Classical Era Composers who aren’t named Mozart or Haydn includes Maria Teresea Agnesi Pinottini, Princess Anna Amalia, and Marianne Martines. WQXR also included a list of works by Amy Beach in honor of her birthday in September – but the list continues to make the rounds. Read and listen in here.   Second Inversion, which invites readers to “rethink classical” has a new series about women in “new” music.  Read Reflections on Wilderness by Kaley Eaton and The Pure Cold…

Beyond Mrs. Bach

The classical music world has been all a-tizzy in recent days about Martin Jarvis’ work linking Anna Magdalena Bach to J.S. Bach’s Cello Suites.  The story first made headlines in 2008, and again last week now that the theory is explored in a film. The responses to the very idea that Bach’s highly trained wife, who often copied Bach’s works and also helped direct the musical education of all of the Bach children, have been fascinating to observe.  From trolling commenters on news articles to lengthly responses from academics, it seems that it is nearly impossible to entertain the notion that Anna Magdalena could have had…