24 Apr Art Song Augmented
In the spring of 2022, I had the pleasure of participating in an extraordinary project at the University of Oregon: under the direction of Prof. Stephen Rodgers, an online forum was created dedicated to the art songs of underrepresented women composers whose music is all but forgotten today. The site aims to make this music accessible to a wide audience by providing recordings, commentary, scores, and other resources.
The website features songs by Clara Faisst, Marie Vespermann, Marie Hinrichs, Lily Boulanger, Fanny Hensel, and others – many in premiere recordings.
Together with Chanda VanderHart (piano), I was able to contribute two songs by Marie Hinrichs, two by Marie Vespermann, and one by Clara Faisst.