Monday Link Round Up: March 4, 2019

Monday Link Round Up: March 4, 2019

Celebrate Women’s History Month by remembering women composers! Our 2019 Women Composers Calendar is now ON SALE!  Grab your copy for just $13, including shipping.  Find it in our shop. Plan ahead for the Women Composers Festival of Hartford Festival!  Find the full schedule of events and get your tickets at the WCFH Website. Get a daily dose of #5womencomposers at the Music Theory Examples by Women Facebook page. (And music educators can enhance their curricula  with the amazing resources at the MTEW website. Catch up on podcasts by Listening to Ladies, where Elizabeth Blair has conversations with contemporary women…

Happy Birthday Vivian Fine

This past Sunday (September 28) would have been Vivian Fine’s 101st birthday.  Born in Chicago in 1913, Fine was a piano prodigy who went on to study with Ruth Crawford Seeger and achieve acclaim for her compositions at a young age.  She composed continuously for her 70 year career.  Fine’s works explored various instrumentations and genres, spanning from chamber music to orchestral and choral works. Learn more about Fine’s life and music on the official Vivian Fine website, and read two different interviews with Fine.  

Vivian Fine

American-born Vivian Fine (1913-2000) was a child prodigy on piano and began composing at age thirteen.  She worked consistently as  composer for almost seventy years and was a student of Ruth Crawford Seeger, who saw her as a protegée. She was only sixteen when she made her professional debut as a composer, and went on to compose widely for voice and instruments, including chamber works and large works.  You can listen to many recordings, and learn more about Fine and her works, at www.vivianfine.org.  She was well respected and often performed during her lifetime, receiving multiple commissions, awards, and honors—including being…

Remembering Vivian Fine

Sunday, March 20th, marks the 11th anniversary of the death of Vivian Fine (1913-2000) and the loss of a truly great American composer. Fine was a prolific composer who completed over 140 works in a 70 year career. Ranging in instrumentation and genre, Fine was known well for her chamber pieces, but also composed ballets, works for voice and for large orchestras. Born in Chicago, Fine was a piano prodigy at five, began composing at fourteen, and made her professional debut as a composer at sixteen. She was a student of Ruth Crawford, was a part of Aaron Copland’s young…