Monday Link Round Up: December 31, 2018

Monday Link Round Up: December 31, 2018

  Wrap up the year with news and music from Women’s Philharmonic Advocacy! If you haven’t already, be sure to grab your 2019 WPA Calendar – celebrating the lives and work of historic and contemporary women composers! NPR’s list of best classical albums of 2018 includes works by Anna Thorvaldsdottir, Caroline Shaw, Gabriella Smith, Alma Mahler, and Grażyna  Bacewicz.  Listen to some works from NPR’s list below:   2018 will be remembered as the year of the #MeToo movement – the effects of which have been felt throughout society, including in the world of classical music.  Yet, the fallout faced…

Monday Link Round up: October 1, 2018

News to start your week?  But this last week was not just any week. For those in the US, the past week was something unique and critical.  On Thursday we listened to a woman’s account of a violent sexual attack that she experienced. And we heard men — angry, hostile men — say we should not be listening to her.  Given these tumultuous events, one might wonder, can we really be thinking about music now?  But I cannot help but interpreting the proceedings as having a metaphorical meaning for the status of music history and the classical canon.  After all,…

Monday Link Round Up: July 30, 2018

News and music to start your week! A fascinating article by composer Jenny Giering who compares her own experiences with visions she experienced with migraines and the visions described by Abbess Hildegard von Bingen as she received music and instruction.  It is featured in a series discussing disability in The New York Times. Irish composer Siobhán Cleary has brought to light the systematic and persistent discrimination that can be found in the music world.  The Irish Times just reported the Cleary has turned down a commission offered by two Irish Arts Council-funded organizations because she was offered 20% less than her…

Tuesday Link Round Up: May 29, 2018

News and music to start your week after a meaningful Memorial Day: Happy 90th birthday to Thea Musgrave!  We did a round up of stories about the Scottish American composer’s life – but don’t miss the conversation Musgrave had with NPR. Thrilled to hear that Roderick Cox has been named the 2018 recipient of the Sir Georg Solti Conducting Award, given to outstanding young U.S. conductors to guide their careers.  Cox is currently the associate conductor of the Minnesota Orchestra.  Read more at the Star Tribune. The 66th annual BMI Student Composers Awards have been announced!  The nine recipients (aged 18-26)…