Our friend Hildegard was a force to be reckoned with in the 12th century, when women were still regarded as equal to 2 oxen and a trunk full of tablecloths. She purchased and renovated properties on behalf of the church, composed music that is still in the common sacred repertoire 900 years later, was a […]
What do you get when you mix Massive Attack, classical training, and post-modernism? Well that’s simple — you get Jocelyn Pook, the British composer most famous for composing “Masked Ball,” which took center stage in Stanley Kubrick’s 1999 film Eyes Wide Shut.
Usually when one hears the name Caccini, the first composer you think of is Giulio Caccini, author of a famous musical treaty and member of the esteemed Florentine Camerata, a group of scholars and philosophers that included the likes of Vincenzo Galilei, father of the excommunicated astronomer Galileo Galilei. In fact, Giulio’s daughter Francesca was […]