Monday Link Round Up: August 12, 2019

Monday Link Round Up: August 12, 2019

News and music to start your week! Many throughout the classical music community celebrated Cecile Chaminade’s birthday last Thursday!  WQXR in New York City republished a video of pianist Joanne Polk performing some of Chaminade’s works.  And here is Chaminade’s Concertstück for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 40, as performed by Rosario Marciano, piano, with the Orchestra of Radio Luxembourg. Also this week, WQXR’s Fran Hoepfner makes the case for Louise Farrenc in general, and her Third Symphony in particular.  I love her description of the work: Though I have much affection for all three of her symphonies, Farrenc’s Third is…

Monday Link Round Up: June 10, 2019

Monday Link Round Up: June 10, 2019

News and music to start your week! Musicians in Bonn, Germany celebrated the 200th birthday of Clara Schumann with Schumannfest!  The event, which runs from June 1 to June 16, will include works by many women composers, not just Clara.  However, there will be a special focus on her anniversary year, including two biographical films the will be screened at the festival and a play titled Clara.  Read on here. Speaking of Clara Schumann, our President, Dr. Liane Curtis, attended the memorial service for Dr. Nancy B. Reich (distinguished and pioneering Clara Schumann scholar), who passed away in January. Curtis announced…

Monday Link Round Up: April 15, 2019

Monday Link Round Up: April 15, 2019

News and music to start your week! Sorry to be late with our update, we’re just back from Minneapolis, where huge things are happening at the Minnesota Orchestra with Maestro Sarah Hicks!  A few weeks ago, the hip-hop artist Dessa live-recorded an album with the orchestra, a first for a hip-hop artists and a major symphony to collaborate in this way.  Then just his weekend, April 13, Hicks led the orchestra in Amy Beach’s “Gaelic” Symphony (op. 32), a brilliant performance, and the first by the orchestra of this work in 102 years! Hicks, together with violist and commentator Sam…

Monday Link Round Up: July 23, 2018

News and music to start your week! Pianist and musicologist Samantha Ege writes at Sound Studies blog — Sounding Out! — about her recent performance at the Australian Gender Diversity in Making Music conference – where she (most probably) gave the Australian premiere of music by Florence Price.  This is a “must read” about the ways in which the best of intentions of a conference can be quickly derailed by an incident of conference planning that reinforces the inherent nature of privilege. In their continued collaboration with New Music Box, composer & IAWM President Carrie Leigh Page and composer Dana…