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

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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.