Musical Stories of Past and Present
Claron McFadden, gender representation in UK jazz, and K Dawn Grape's book With Mornefull Musique: Funeral Elegies in Early Modern England. Plus a review of Kurtag's new opera.
Presented by Sara Mohr-Pietsch. A review of the Hungarian composer Georgy Kurtag's new opera, Endgame, premiered this week in Milan. Also, a dispatch on the controversial artistic policies of Hungary's Primer Minister, Victor Orban as the Hungarian Opera company tours in New York. As the London Jazz Festival gets underway, Sara Mohr-Pietsch explores gender representation in the UK scene jazz today. She also talks to the writer K Dawn Grapes about her book Mornefull Musique, about the culture of death in the music of Lawes and Byrd, among others. Plus the American soprano Claron McFadden on singing everything from Bach to Birtwistle, and about touring the Mediterranean in trace of aubergines.