Although Cather's name is often associated with Nebraska,
she lived in other places as well. Read this obituary from
the Pittsburgh Sun-Telegraph, 25 April 1947. Music
and literature seem to have been closely related in Cather's
life. What is your opinion about the relationship between
music and literature? Record your thoughts in the Web
Links Activity Log.
site dramatizes stories by American women writers for national
radio broadcast. It contains a broadcast of "A Wagner Matinée,"
a synopsis and literary interpretation of the work, historical
background, and a brief biography of Cather. Listen to the
broadcast and discuss with classmates how the experience of
hearing the radio play differed from that of reading the story.
History 102: Richard Wagner
Read the biographical information on this site to find out
why Richard Wagner is considered a brilliant composer. Listen
to a sample from his opera Tristan
and Isolde, one of the pieces Clark and his aunt heard
at the matinée, and discuss with a partner the emotions
this music might have stirred in the two main characters of