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Author Archive | Heidi Waterman

Clara Schumann, by Andreas Staub (1838)

Dark Dreams: Women on the Edge

Each week , we’re presenting a tiny taste of the BFX—an amuse-bouche for the upcoming Festival feast! * * * * * Until fairly recently, women’s roles in European society were severely circumscribed, mainly confined to “kinder, küche, kirche”: children, cooking, church.  Often, a good marriage was the only sort of financial security a woman could […]

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A Taste of the Trecento

Each week , we’re presenting a tiny taste of the BFX—an amuse-bouche for the upcoming Festival feast! * * * * * The Trecento—short for “milletrecento” (1300)—refers to the fourteenth century, but more specifically to the arts in Italy: painting, sculpture, architecture, literature, and, of course, music, all flourished during this point in Italy’s history. Leonardo, Michaelangelo, Dante, […]

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