Two news items about women composers today
Over at The Awl, Fran Hoepfner discovers the sheer awesomeness of Clara Schumann:
There’s a brief but wonderful quote from Franz Liszt in this book, who at one point wrote of Clara as “a consecrated, faithful stern priestess whose eyes look upon men with a sad, penetrating gaze.” Obviously, I love her.
Meanwhile, on Wednesday, BBC3 will broadcast the world premiere of Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel's Easter Sonata (mistakenly attributed to Felix in an equally elusive earlier draft version).
Dr Angela Mace Christian said: "This is a major work, and one of huge ambition for someone aged only twenty-three. Its rediscovery and proper attribution shows Fanny’s stature as a composer in a completely new light."