News to start your week!
A new opera by Missy Mazzoli premiered in Philadelphia this past weekend. The work, Breaking the Waves, is based on a film by the same name Lars von Trier film. Mazzoli spoke to NPR’s morning edition this past weekend. Read the conversation online, or listen below:
The Guardian has a review of a new album by composer, accordionist & improviser Pauline Oliveros. The album, which is a collaboration with several Norwegian musicians, and released on the Atterklang label, received 4/5 stars. Read the full review here.
Also from The Guardian is a look into their archives, and a review from May 1856 from a performance by Clara Schuamnn. Unfortunate that it appears that she did not include any of her own works in the concert – but I don’t think the reviewer could have written higher praise of her performance! Read the review in full here.
Anne Midgette of The Washington Posts shared a thoughtful piece about the new Museum of African American History and their mission to include ‘African American Music’ – and what that might look like. An important part of the conversation about the importance of diversity, and inclusion, in classical music programming. Read the piece here.
What have you been reading? Leave a link in a comment below!