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Pianist Jessica Osborne will perform her final Doctor of Musical Arts recital on Thursday, October 29 at 7:30 pm. The program will feature music by female composers from the nineteenth, twentieth, and twenty-first centuries.
Osborne will open with selections from the Four Sketches, Op. 19, by Agatha Backer Grøndahl, a 19th-century Norwegian composer, followed by Clara Schumann’s Prelude and Fugue No. 1 in G minor, Op. 16. Grøndahl and Schumann were both prominent pianists, Schumann being one of the most distinguished of the romantic era.
Next, Osborne will perform Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel’s Four Songs for Piano, Op. 8. As a child, Fanny Mendelssohn’s musical abilities were compared equally to those of her more famous brother, Felix, and some of her early works were originally published under his name. MORE