Girl power is not just a slogan, it’s a sound!
Few music lovers can instantly name five female composers without some thought. As in a lot of other disciplines, female achievements in music have too often been underexposed. Time for a rectification.
Florence Price - Mississippi River Suite
Clara Schumann - Piano Trio in G Minor, Op. 17 - Scherzo
Alice Mary Smith - Sonata for A Clarinet and Piano - Andante
Dobrinka Tabakova - Concerto for Violoncello and Strings - Longing
Lily Boulanger - D’un soir triste
Dora Pejačević - Symphony in F-Sharp Minor, Op. 41
Hildur Guðnadóttir - Unveiled
Hildegard von Bingen - O virtus sapientiae
Isabella Leonarda - 12 Trio sonatas, Op. 16, no. 1
Amanda Maier - Violin Concerto in D Minor
Sarah Kirkland Snider - Penelope, no. 5, Nausicaa
Amy Beach - Dreaming