Classical music: These women composers should be household names | March 26, 2016
By Jacob Stockinger
It may be known more for basketball, for March Madness and the Big Dance.
But March is also Women’s History Month.
Before it ends, The Ear wanted to share a terrific story about women composers that appeared in the Smithsonian Magazine.
It discusses women composers who should be household names like Johann Sebastian Bach or Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
Who are they?
Can you guess their names and match them to the photos?
Have you heard their works?
Read the story and see for yourself.
Here is a link:
And at bottom is a YouTube video with a beautiful and tuneful example of one woman composer as well as background about a great but unknown female American violinist, who is championed by the Chicago violinist Rachel Barton Pine (below), who herself has performed several times with the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra.
And leave what you think about a specific composer or women in music in general in the COMMENT section.
The Ear wants to hear.
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