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Neglected Female Composers

Great piano works by women composers including Clara Schumann, Amy Beach, Fanny Mendelssohn, and more

November 9, 2018

Join pianist and Artistic Director Daniel Weiser for this fascinating lecture recital  highlighting some powerful, but sadly neglected female composers.  This program will explore the often difficult cultural barriers that kept their voices from being heard as they should.  Dr. Weiser will showcase the incredible variety, beauty, lyricism, passion, and energy of composers such as Fanny Mendelssohn, Clara Schumann, Louise Farrenc, Amy Beach, Cecile Chaminade, and many more.  Despite the long odds of their success and a society that tended to limit their access to good musical education, all of these women composers produced soulful and distinct music that compares to many of the great male composers of the same period.   Weiser will perform works that are seldom heard (many unpublished) that reveal the intensity of longing that many of these women shared for some critical approbation.  As Fanny Mendelssohn once wrote: “When one never encounters either objective criticism or goodwill, one eventually loses the critical sense needed to judge one’s work, while at the same time losing the wish to create it…I am thus more or less alone with my music.”



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Friday, Nov 09, 2018 @ 2:00pm

Home of Dick and Ann Bury
230 Lovely Lane, Givens Estates

We return to the wonderful home of Dick and Ann Bury at 230 Lovely Lane in the Givens Estates.  Enjoy this very intimate space as well as some delicious food and drink.  Special discount ($25) for Givens residents.  General admission is $35.   Seating is limited and by reservation only.   Click on the arrow below to buy multiple seats or to get the pricing for non-Givens residents.  All major credit cards are accepted and you do not need to have a PayPal account.  If you prefer to buy seats over the phone, please call Daniel Weiser at 802-369-0856.