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Music in the Making

Classy Classical Ladies

Our celebration of Women’s History Month begins with some of the most famous female composers in history.


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Clara Schumann
Clara Schumann by Franz Hanfstaengl (circa 1850). Public domain photo.

This episode begins a month-long celebration of women in classical music! Enjoy an hour of performances from the Moores School of Music at the University of Houston and the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University.

Music in this episode:

Clara Schumann: Piano Sonata in G minor

Performed at the Moores Opera House on November 18th, 2012 by pianist Nancy Weems. 

Gra_yna Bacewicz: Suite for Two Violins

Performed at the Moores Opera House on September 16th, 2007 by violinists Kyung Sun Lee and Andrezj Grabiec.

Fanny Mendelssohn: Sechs Lieder, Op. 1

Performed at the Moores Opera House on February 10th, 2008 by baritone Timothy Jones and pianist Ruth Romfohrde.

This episode originally aired Sunday, March 1, 2015. Catch Music in the Making every Sunday at 7:06 pm on Classical 91.7.

Joshua Zinn

Joshua Zinn

Producer, Houston Matters

Joshua is a producer for Houston Matters on News 88.7 as well as the host of Encore Houston on Houston Public Media Classical. He joined Houston Public Media as a radio intern in 2014 and became a full-time announcer the following year. Now he prepares segments and occasionally records interviews...

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