For the third year in a row, the #ClassicsaDay theme for March is women composers. As I’ve done before, my post includes not just contemporary composers, but creative women from the Middle Ages on up.
3/11 Tibors de Sarenom (c.1130-aft.1198) – Bel dos amic
Tibors is the earliest trobaritiz in recorded history — a French female troubadour. She would have been a proficient poet and instrumentalist, and most likely a noblewoman.
3/12 Alba Trissina (f. 1622) – In nomine Iesu
Trissina was a Carmelite nun in Vicenza. She studied with Leone Leoni, who published four of her works — they are all that survive of her music.
3/13 Marianna von Auenbrugger (1759-1782) – Sonata in E-flat major
Marianna was a talented pianist and composer. She studied with Franz Joseph Haydn and Antonio Salieri. Saleri published her Sonata in E-flat.
3/14 Catherina Cibbini-Kozeluch (1790-1858) – Six Waltzes, Op. 6
Caterina was the daughter of composer Leopold Kozeluch. An accomplished pianist, she studied with Muzio Clementi. While serving in the Viennese court of Empress Karolina Augusta, several of her works were published, including the Op. 6 waltzes.
3/15 Ivana Stefanovic (1948 – ) – The Epistle of Birds
Serbian composer Stefanovic has had a long and productive music career at Radio Belgrade. She studied at IRCAM, and served as the Serbian State Secretary of Culture. The Epistle of Birds (1976) was produced at Radio Belgrade.