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

Louise farrenc, 19th-century composer, surges back into sound

MSM faculty member Joanne Polk is quoted this week in an article in The New York Times about composer Louise Farrenc.

Last year Joanne released a recording of the “Air Russe” and half of Farrenc’s set of 30 Études, “which — like Chopin’s from the same decade — escape their pedagogical constraints,” writes David Allen.

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