CD Review: Ruth Lomon, Shadowing

While we rarely publish CD reviews on our blog, we decided it was important to give coverage to a recent CD by composer Ruth Lomon.  Ruth’s music ranges from expressive and lyrical to electrifyingly engaging.  But not only that, Ruth has always been seriously dedicated to promoting the work of other women composers, through projects such as pioneering work (in the 1970s and 80s) with American Women Composers, Inc. (which in 1995 became part of the IAWM) of researching repertoire and organizing concerts and conferences, to her more recent work of orchestrating the Viola Sonata by Rebecca Clarke (info here,…

Monday Link Round Up: January 18, 2016

Some links to start your week! ICYMI Swedish Radio broadcast Ellen Nisbeth performing Rebecca Clarke’s Sonata for Viola which was orchestrated by Ruth Lomon.  The program will be available to stream here for the next month.   Mari Valverde has an insightful piece at New Music Box on the musical hoops that composers often ask sopranos to jump through – and includes great reminders of the history of women performing music, and creating reasonable expectations for vocal health.   And Opera Philadelphia is getting ready for the East Coast Premiere of Jennifer Higdon’s new opera, Cold Mountain.  Read about it at Opera…