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Midday Music for Organ 3/29: CU Music

Wednesday, March 29, 2023 at 12:30pm to 1:10pm

Sage Chapel

Midday Music for Organ: Annette Richards “Listening to the lady organist.” Elizabeth Stirling in Victorian London.

The concert organist and church musician Elizabeth Stirling (1819-1895) was one of the most celebrated organists in London, who pursued her career in the face of extensive criticism of women on the organ bench. Annette Richards performs music from Stirling’s signature volume of organ music, the Six Pedal Fugues and Eight other Movements for the Organ (1857), juxtaposing the music with readings from press reports and contemporary criticism arguing the case for – and against – the Lady Organist.



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