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Monday Link Round Up: July 30, 2018

by sarah - July 30th, 2018

News and music to start your week!

A fascinating article by composer Jenny Giering who compares her own experiences with visions she experienced with migraines and the visions described by Abbess Hildegard von Bingen as she received music and instruction.  It is featured in a series discussing disability in The New York Times.

Siobhán Cleary

Irish composer Siobhán Cleary has brought to light the systematic and persistent discrimination that can be found in the music world.  The Irish Times just reported the Cleary has turned down a commission offered by two Irish Arts Council-funded organizations because she was offered 20% less than her male colleagues have been for the same commission.

Anne Midgette and Peggy McGlone co-authored an extensive piece for The Washington Post about the culture of sexual harassment and abuse in the classical music community.  The article details many specific incidents, and how the #MeToo movement can impact changes moving forward.

I Care if You Listen spoke to Gabriella Smith about her music, where she finds inspiration, and the challenges with working with vastly different forms and ensembles.

Finally, we wanted to share Inge Klopfer‘s “So sexistisch ist die Klassik  — Classical Music is So Sexist” which appeared on June 13, 2018 in the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.  So here’s our translation of it!

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Monday Link Round Up: August 29, 2016

by sarah - August 29th, 2016

News to start your week!

ICYMI we are celebrating the 130th birthday of Rebecca Carke!  Read more about Clarke’s life, music, and legacy here – or at The Rebecca Clarke Society!

The reviews are in from the City of Birmingham’s performance at the BBC Proms, and The Guardian called the performance, led by Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla, “spellbinding” and “bewitching”. Read the review here – and listen to the performance online here.

Composer Sally Beamish has a fabulous piece in The Guardian describing her early years as a musician and composer – and the inspiration for a new work being premiered today at the Proms.  Read the full piece here – you won’t be sorry!

And the Huffington Post has an article by New England Conservatory faculty member and singer Cristi Catt.  She writes about Hildegard von Bingen’s Ordo Virtutum and how her study of the work has opened up opportunities around the world.  Read her piece here.

As always, let us know what we missed!  What are you reading?  Leave a link in a comment below!