Monday Link Round Up: July 1, 2019

Monday Link Round Up: July 1, 2019

News and music to start your week! Jessica Duchen of The JC has the story of Erika Fox, a composer born in Vienna in 1936 who now at age 82 is celebrating the release of the first album of her compositions. The CD features chamber pieces spanning a 25-year period (1980-2005). Says Fox: “I’ve got a CD out and that’s jolly good! I’m very glad that women are being allowed to be human. It makes a nice change.”  More about the CD (and listen to excerpts). The call for equality is getting some attention in the UK where more than…

Monday Link Round Up: June 5, 2017

News to start your week! The New York Times discusses the work of Meredith Monk – and the challenges in learning her music.  The vocal ensemble M6 will be reviving some Monk’s less performed older works this week.   Lisa Bielawa has created a new opera, Vireo: The Spiritual Biography of a Witch’s Accuser, which will be released online in a 12 part series being released online through KCET.  Learn more here.   BBC Culture has brought to light the forgotten history of Daphne Oram – one of the pioneers of electronic music.  Her work, Still Point, is believed to be the first composition…

Monday Link Round Up: March 13, 2017

News to start your week! In line with the conversations that have been taking place in honor of Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day, The Guardian has a fantastic op-ed by Susanna Eastburn, head of Scotland’s Sound and Music, about why women are worthy of inclusion.  She argues, it’s not about Tokenism – it’s about Talent.  Read on here   Speaking of International Women’s Day, Alex Ross chose that day to feature Do You Be by Meredith Monk on his blog.   Fanny Mendelssohn’s Easter Sonata for piano, which was lost and then misattributed to her brother, Felix, has finally been premiered under her name!  The…

Monday Link Round Up: November 21, 2016

News to start your week! Meredith Monk is celebrating her 74th birthday!  Sequenza 21 has a birthday tribute, and review of her newest recording, here.   Last week we shared an article about cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason who is working for more diverse representation in classical music.  This week The Guardian has another interview with Kanneh-Mason before the premiere of a BBC4 documentary, “Young, Gifted and Classical: The Making of A Maestro” as part of their Black and British series.   The Guardian also has a review of a recent performance by the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, led by Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla.  The concert included a…