New Classical Featured Artist 11/23/20 – 12/06/20
This week we bring back guest streaming host, Clare Longendyke. Clare is an award-winning pianist who is nearing completion of her doctorate in piano performance at Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music and is the founder and artistic director of the Music in Bloom Festival, a series of concerts in Indianapolis highlighting classical music from the 21st century. She is a sought-after pianist, performing over 50 concerts a year in North America and Europe. This week, Clare explores the music of French musical pedagogue and composer Nadia Boulanger.
Nadia Boulanger was a prolific French musical pedagogue and composer who trained many of the most important and influential composers of the last one hundred years. Boulanger embraced a completely individual approach to teaching that prioritized the uniqueness of each student’s musical voice, rather than imposing her own style and aesthetic on their compositions. Those close to Boulanger referred to her as ‘Mademoiselle’ thanks to her persona as an independent, single, and strong-willed woman. This week’s program explores Mademoiselle Boulanger’s rich legacy through the music of her students.