Nancy B. Reich: “Rebecca Clarke: An Uncommon Woman”

The influential musicologist and supportive friend Dr. Nancy B Reich passed away earlier this year. She received this illuminating obituary in the New York Times, and her daughter Susanna Reich suggested that donations in her mother’s honor could be made to Women’s Philharmonic Advocacy.  Today, on the 133rd anniversary of Rebecca Clarke’s birth, we are celebrating both Clarke and Dr. Reich by reprinting (in PDF form) the article “Rebecca Clarke: An Uncommon Woman,” which was originally published in 1993, and which was reprinted in A Rebecca Clarke Reader in 2004.

This is the brief introduction to the section that includes Dr. Reich’s chapter.  And here  is Rebecca Clarke: An Uncommon Woman by Nancy B. Reich.

Learn more about A Rebecca Clarke Reader here.


Article Celebrates the Centennial of the Viola Sonata

A new article by violist David Bynog details the exciting events of 100 years ago!

One hundred years ago, during the weekend of August 23–24, 1919, six men gathered …in Pittsfield, Massachusetts… to select the winner of the Second Berkshire Festival Competition, devoted to compositions for viola and piano. The outcome from their deliberations was so momentous that it still resonates a century later.