Bourbon Baroque & Les Sauvages

Louisville’s Bourbon Baroque and the Squallis Puppeteers are presenting a unique version of Rameau’s “Les Sauvages.” Alan Brandt talked to Bourbon Baroque’s John Austin Clark and Nico Fortin about the trials and triumphs of this collaboration.

Bellatrix Music Part II: Clara Schumann

Bellatrix Musica is a four-part series about the influence of women throughout music history. Part two focuses on female musicians of the 19th century, particularly Clara Schumann and Fanny Hensel.

Music:

“February” from The YearFanny Mendelssohn-Hensel, performed by Liana Serbescu, Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel Klavierwerke Vol I, CPO 999013

Liebeszauber, Clara Schumann, sung by Lauralyn Kolb with pianist Con Mcmahon, Songs by Clara Schumann, Poldowski, and Amy Beach, Albany TROY109-2

“September” from The Year Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel, performed by Liana Serbescu, Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel Klavierwerke Vol I, CPO 999013

Der Mond Kommt Still Gegangen, Clara Schumann, sung by Lauralyn Kolb with pianist Con Mcmahon, Songs by Clara Schumann, Poldowski, and Amy Beach, Albany TROY109-2

Piano Trio in G minor, Op. 17, Clara Schumann, performed by Micaela Gelius, Sreten Krstic, and Stephan Hack, Clara Schuman: Piano and Chamber Music, Arte Nova 721060

Romance No. 3 for violin and piano, Op. 22, Clara Schumann, performed by Micaela Gelius, Sreten Krstic, and Stephan Hack, Clara Schuman: Piano and Chamber Music, Arte Nova 721060

Spring Membership Drive: Music Makes a City Premium

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During this Spring Membership Drive only, you can receive a copy of the DVD Music Makes a City with your sustaining contribution of $15/month or more ($180/year). Click here or call (502) 814-6565 to find out how.

Women’s History Month – Madeleine Dring

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An English actress, musician and composer, Madeleine Dring is little known to American audiences. Her compositions are light and eminently approachable. Born in 1923 into a musical family, Dring displayed her musical talent early. Taught at the Royal College of Music, her instructors included Ralph Vaughan Williams, Herbert Howells, and Gordon Jacob. At the same time Dring studied mime and drama.

Dring’s acting career seems to have been for the stage only, as her only credit for TV or movies is as composer for an animated TV show called Little Laura. Many of her stage appearances included her performing her own compositions.

As a composer Madeleine Dring specialized in smaller-scale compositions such as songs, solo piano and chamber works. Her Trio for flute, oboe and piano is one of her most-performed works today.

Please enjoy this performance of the Three Piece Suite for Oboe and Piano by Madeleine Dring:

Humana Festival, Anonymous Art and Pogues Tribute

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This week on Artsbreak with Erin Keane: more from the Humana Festival of New American Plays, an anonymous art auction to benefit LVAA and just in time for St. Patrick’s Day, a Pogues tribute concert.

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