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“Memories of Amice” – An interview with Sybil Rampen

Please enjoy our interview with Sybil Rampen speaking about her aunt, Amice Calverley, recorded via Zoom on October 19, 2020.Ms ...
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“More than a Muse”

After Augusta Holm├Ęs (1847-1903) composed her Ode triomphale, a massive composition commissioned by the committee for the Exposition universelle for ...
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“Trial by Tabloid”

When Radclyffe Hall decided to write her novel The Well of Loneliness, she knew its lesbian subject would be potentially ...
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“A Whole Lotta Lehmann”

Growing up, Liza Lehmann was part of a well-connected family, due in large part to her father Rudolph's fame as ...
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“The Queen of the Piano”

Clara Schumann was an incredibly talented musician, shrewd businesswoman, and all-around force of nature. As a child, her father had ...
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“What’s in a name?”

Both Fanny Hensel's origins and her legacy are impressive, to say the least. Her paternal grandfather, Moses Mendelssohn, was a ...
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“There’s Something About Alma”

Alma Mahler-Werfel has always been a bit of a legend, certainly in her capacity as muse and wife (or lover) ...
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“From Tsars to Stars”

Irena R├ęgine Wieniawski (aka Poldowski) came from a world-famous line of musicians. Her father, Henryk Wieniawski (1835 - 1880), was ...
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“Six Degrees of Pauline Viardot”

One of the reasons we chose Pauline Viardot as our first featured composer was that, in her capacity as diva ...
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