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Centuries of Music-Makers: 1619-2019

Now through October 06, 2019

Miller Nichols Library, Ground Floor | Music/Media Library

Galina & Clara & Mlle. Duval & Barbara.In Centuries of Music-Makers:1619-2019, we celebrate four composers from the last four centuries: Galina Ustvolskaya (b. 1919), Clara Wieck Schumann (b.1819), Mlle. Duval (b.1718/9), and Barbara Strozzi (b. 1619).

During their lifetimes, they were heralded for their skills as performers and teachers, but they've left a legacy of composition as well, each a rarity in their own time. We've gathered materials from our collection -- scores, biographies, anthologies and recordings -- to explore their works and the worlds that shaped their lives and output.

We'll also post recordings and articles on facebook (@UMKCMusicMediaLibrary) and twitter (@umkcmusicmedia), so follow us to learn more about these exceptional musicians.


Selected Recommendations from our Collection:


Historical Anthology of Music by Women, ed. James R. Briscoe (1987)

Five Centuries of Women Singers, Isabelle Emerson (2005)

Women Composers: The Lost Tradition Found, Diane Peacock Jezic (1983)

Women Music Makers: An Introduction to Women Composers, Janet Nichols (1992)

Clara Schumann: A Dedicated Spirit, Joan Chissel (1983)

Concerto: The Glowing Story of Clara Schumann, Bertita Harding (1961)

Clara Schumann: The Artist and the Woman, revised edition, Nancy B. Reich (2001)

Songs of the Women Trouvères (2001)

Music in the Renaissance (2013), Music in the Baroque (2014), Music in the Eighteenth Century (2013), Music in the Nineteenth Century (2013), Music in the Twentieth and Twentieth Centuries (2013)

DVD: Twin Spirits (2009)


Strozzi, Barbara: I Sacri Musicali Affeti; Lagrime mie; Sino alla morte

Schumann, Clara: Concerto for piano and orchestra, Op. 7; Three Romances for violin and piano, Op. 22; Trio in g minor, Op. 17

Ustvolskaya (Ustwolskaja), Galina: Symphonic Poem No. 2; Trio for clarinet, violin and piano


Barbara Strozzi: Cantates (Aries, lamenti e cantata); Arias & Duets

Women of Note

The Women’s Philharmonic

Clara Schumann: Konzertsatz in f minor; Piano concerto, op. 7; Trio in g minor, op. 17

LPs: from the Marr Sound Archives

Posted: August 21, 2019