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Blog October 8 2021 #9

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Blog October 8 2021 #9

Louise Farrenc, 19th-Century Composer, Surges Back Into Sound*

Orchestras are turning to her turbulent symphonies; pianists, to her sophisticated études; chamber musicians, to her superb Nonet.

Read the reviews that the composer, pianist and teacher Louise Farrenc received in the middle of the 19th century, and the kinds of gendered, backhanded compliments that male critics have so often given to female artists pop up with tiresome regularity.

There was innuendo. “By the magic of her musical palette,” a critic wrote in 1841, “the composer envelops you with nocturnal images, at once mysterious and blissful.”

There was surprise. “It is such a rarity for a woman to compose symphonies of real talent,” offered a journal in 1851.

My 2 cents opinion:
Many artists were ignored by critics because of their gender. More are being discovered as time passes. Muchas artistas fueron ignoradas por su genero en historia. Ahora se estan descubierto mas al pasar el tiempo.

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