Plácido Domingo, 77, has sung his 150th role. … Architect Frank Gehry has designed a new concert hall for L.A. Phil’s youth orchestra. … The music director of the Long Beach Symphony adds the Portland Symphony (Maine) to his resume.
Emilie Mayer: Symphony No. 7 in F minor (1856)
Emilie Mayer (1812-1883) was a German composer, quite successful in her day. Among her compositions are 8 symphonies, a piano concerto, several concert overtures and much chamber music. Her most famous teacher was Carl Loewe, remembered today mostly for his
Symphonic progressivism, 1896
I came across the program above quite by chance the other day, during another search (I don’t even remember what I was looking for). It’s rather astounding. In our own time, symphony orchestras have come to be seen as conservative