Monday Link Round Up: June 6, 2016

News to start your week! One of the famous stories of music history is the way in which Bach’s music fell into obscurity after his death to be rediscovered later by Felix Mendelssohn.  I’ve just been made aware of the work of Bach scholar Christoph Wolff who asserts that it was Mendelssohn’s aunt, Sara Levy, who first introduced Felix to the music of J.S. Bach.  Read the rather insightful article here.   The Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra has named New Zealand conductor Gemma New Resident Conductor for the 2016-2017 season.  New is also the Music Director for the Hamilton Philharmonic…

Music by Florence Price Featured by the Chicago Symphony and Others: A Conversation with Conductor Mei-Ann Chen

Mei-Ann Chen is Music Director of the Memphis Symphony and the Chicago Sinfonietta.  Earlier this year she guest-conducted with the San Diego Symphony, and on May 9 she made her subscription debut with the Chicago Symphony.  This is four orchestras and their audiences to whom she has introduced the music of Florence Price. A few weeks ago she was kind enough to take a few moments from her busy schedule and talk with me about how this all came about. Liane Curtis:  I just recently discovered what you are doing when I saw they were going to play the “Mississippi…