Cecelia Hopkins Porter
March 6, 2015
Classical WETA's Nicole Lacroix talks with Washington Post critic Cecelia Hopkins Porter about her book: Five Lives in Music: Women Performers, Composers, and Impresarios from the Baroque to the Present. Ms. Porter presented a series of lecture-recitals last spring at the National Gallery of Art, featuring performances of the music composed by four of the women, Duchess Sophie-Elisabeth von Mecklenburg, Elisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre, Josephine Lang and Maria Bach. In addition, the fifth woman, Ann Schein, was featured in recital on Front Row Washington on Classical WETA.
During her research in Vienna, Ms. Porter came across 30 to 40 women musicians who had been active in Vienna between 1918 and 1945. On Tuesday, March 24th at 7:30, she will give a lecture-recital featuring the music of three of these musical discoveries at the Austrian Embassy. Soprano Rosa Lamoreaux will be the featured artist.