Rebecca ClarkeBorn 27 August 1886. Died 13 October 1979
Rebecca Clarke Biography (Wikipedia)
Rebecca Clarke (27 August 1886 – 13 October 1979) was an English classical composer and violist best known for her chamber music featuring the viola. She was born in Harrow and studied at the Royal Academy of Music and Royal College of Music in London, later becoming one of the first female professional orchestral players. Stranded in the United States at the outbreak of World War II, she settled permanently in New York City and married composer and pianist James Friskin in 1944. Clarke died at her home in New York at the age of 93.
Although Clarke's output was not large, her work was recognised for its compositional skill and artistic power. Some of her works have yet to be published (and many were only recently published); those that were published in her lifetime were largely forgotten after she stopped composing. Scholarship and interest in her compositions revived in 1976. The Rebecca Clarke Society was established in 2000 to promote the study and performance of her music.
- Rebecca Clarkehttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p053r1t5.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p053r1t5.jpg2017-06-02T12:00:00.000ZDonald Macleod explores the life and music of viola player and composer Rebecca Clarkehttps://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p053cxnv
- “And you should've seen their faces when they saw it was by a woman.” Composer Rebecca Clarkehttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02kq96f.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02kq96f.jpg2015-03-02T16:10:00.000Z"I was his only girl pupil, and it was considered something rather unusual…” Fiona Clampin examines the work of composer Rebecca Clarke for Woman’s Hour in 2004.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p02l52z0
“And you should've seen their faces when they saw it was by a woman.” Composer Rebecca Clarke
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