If you're a regular listener, you know by now that I love finding new arrivals to the Music Library, so I'm continuing in that vein today, featuring music by Antonïn Dvorák, Leos Janácek, Georges Bizet, Georg Philip Telemann, Maurice Ravel, Mauro Giuliani, Louise Farrenc and Robert Schumann.
Born in 1804, Louise Farrenc was only the second woman professor at the Paris Conservatoire, and was not allowed to teach composition - only piano. If you'd like to learn more about Louise Farrenc, here's a short biography from Wikipedia. The Nonnette that I'm playing for you today is arguably her most famous work currently, although the increasing recognition of women as composers is leading to the uncovering of many compositions by women throughout music history.
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