Monday Link Round Up: April 29, 2019

Monday Link Round Up: April 29, 2019

News and music to start your week! WQXR often posts listicles of note – this week they shared again their list of 12 Romantic Composers Not Named ‘Liszt’ or ‘Brahms’.  Included are: Louise Farrenc, Clara Schumann, Augusta Holmès, Teresa Carreño, Cecile Chaminade, and Dora Pejačević. Last week we shared our findings in the 2019-2020 concert season data we collected.  In a stroke of coincidental timing, conductor Jordan Randall Smith wrote about the value in programming works by women composers, and how there is no excuse not to. We’re delighted to hear that pianist Isata Kanneh-Mason (pictured above) will be recording an album…

Monday Link Round Up: April 22, 2019

Monday Link Round Up: April 22, 2019

News and music to start your week! Congratulations to Ellen Reid on her Pulitzer Prize for p r i s m, an opera she composed with a libretto by Roxie Perkins.  Read more at NPR, read what Alex Ross wrote about the piece in The New Yorker, and learn more about Reid in a conversation with NewMusicBox.  If you’re not familiar with the work, you can watch the trailer for the opera below:   This week NPR also had a conversation with Caroline Shaw about her new album of works for string quartet titled Orange. Read the conversation here, or…

Monday Link Round Up: April 8, 2019

Monday Link Round Up: April 8, 2019

News and music to start your week! The Philadelphia Orchestra was in the news this week for hiring two new conductors – both of whom happen to be women. Erina Yashima has been appointed assistant conductor, and Lina Gonzalez-Granados is the newly appointed conducting fellow.  Read more at the Philly Inquirer.  We are particularly excited about Lina Gonzalez-Granados, since her Unitas Ensemble received a WPA Performance Grant last year and gave the north American premiere of Teresa Carreño’s Serenade for Strings! New York’s WQXR has a list of five women “powerhouses” behind the scenes in classical music – the administrators…

Monday Link Round Up: September 3, 2018

Monday Link Round Up: September 3, 2018

News to start your week! Have you seen our report on who is being heard in the 2018-2019 orchestral concert season?  Find all the news — good and bad — here. Listening to Ladies has a new podcast ready to stream and share!  In the latest episode she talks to American composer Judith Shatin.  Find more info at the website, and listen below! Fran Hoepfner wrote a great piece for WQXR’s blog about the “Wholehearted Americanness” of Florence Price’s Symphony in E Minor.  Read the article, and Hoepfner’s analysis of the work, at WQXR. At Sequenza 21 Rodney Lister writes…