We are regularly bombarded with information about Schumann’s syphilis, Mozart’s interest in rimming, and Tchaikovsky’s unfortunate love for his nephew. But what about the kinky exploits of women composers in history? In the name of gender equality in music, I have ranked the sex lives of 30 women composers in absolutely objective order of worst […]
Author Archives: Julia Conrad
Julia Conrad is a writer and translator based in Palermo. Her work is in The Massachusetts Review’s “Music Issue,” Asymptote, The Millions, Full Stop Quarterly, and the anthology Choice Words: Writers on Abortion (Haymarket Books 2020), among others.
A Spiritual Vibration
In Chinese, the characters to describe the type of intense intellectual bond that transcends words like “friendship” or “romance” mean: “Know yourself.” The term is pronounced zhiji in Mandarin, but the characters—and core meaning—remains the same across other dialects. To know yourself, in other words, depends on recognizing your image reflected in another. In turn, […]