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: December 10, 2018

Monday Link Round Up: December 10, 2018

News and music to start your week! Congratulations to Du Yun and Missy Mazzoli for their Grammy nominations in the Best Contemporary Classical Composition category!  The Los Angeles Times has the full list of classical nominees, which also includes Laurie Anderson’s “Landfall” for Best Chamber Music. Read Joseph Horowitz’s article in the Weekly Standard about the ways in which orchestras can be humanities institutions in their communities – and how the organization Music Unwound is helping to partner orchestras and universities to create important programs and start conversations that highlight the diversity and range of representation in art music. Formed…

Monday Link Round Up: November 19, 2018

Monday Link Round Up: November 19, 2018

News and music to start your week! The Guardian has a profile of Samuel Coleridge-Taylor presented in an editorial by Lenny Henry.  The profile highlights a program called Our Classical Century, which can be heard online. Composer Reena Esmail was interviewed by the Los Angeles Times discussing her musical influences, the challenges she has faced as an Indian woman composer, and how she finds unity through music. Over at NewMusicBox Anthony Green writes about the continued challenges that non-white composers face in the new music world.  He relates his own experiences and gives very simple steps on how these continued problems…

Monday Link Round Up: October 8, 2018

News and music to start your week! The BBC announced this week that they will be opening up their classical music archives.  The trove of recordings – dating back 100 years – will be available online and through a BBC app.  I’m looking forward to sifting through the catalog and finding recordings of works by the Boulanger sisters, Ethel Smyth, Rebecca Clarke – and undoubtedly many more!  Learn more at BBC.com. Billboard reports that the Recording Academy has taken action on the calls for diversity and invited 900 women and people of color to vote on this year’s Grammy awards.…