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"History tells us that there are no great women composers. Full stop. It's not just history which tells us this. Look at the programmes of the symphony, any symphony. Look no farther than your radio. There are no great women composers. I want to say it's an open debate. There are no great women composers according to whom, and for whom? But, then, what is there to debate? They aren't there. There is a habit of thinking that history will prove the greatness of something. Time will tell. But who is doing the telling? Who is keeping, preserving, writing about, and performing the music? History has been HIS story." From Linda Catlin Smith's Composing Identity: What is a woman composer?



databases, lists, bibliographies and other resources

  • the kapralova society journal | women in music journal published by the kapralova society
  • women in music resources | list of recommended resources by the kapralova society
  • women composers' music | list of recordings reviewed by karla hartl
  • the woman composer question | bibliography by eugene gates
  • women composers of classical music | database by the kapralova society
  • women composers of new music, music for the stage & screen, jazz | list by the kapralova society
  • american women composers of choral music list | by gregg d. cannady et al.
  • american women composers of choral music article | by gregg d.cannady
  • contemporary american women composers of choral music | article by jennifer kelly
  • contemporary american women composers of choral music | article (cont.) by jennifer kelly
  • iberoamerican and spanish women composers | database by cecilia piņero gil (a project of musicologia feminista)
  • czech women composers | database by karla hartl
  • women conductors | database by karla hartl
  • the woman conductor question | bibliography by karla hartl

    portraits of selected women composers

    historical

  • fanny mendelssohn hensel
  • clara wieck schumann
  • agathe backer grondahl
  • ethel smyth and english opera and sexual aesthetics
  • amy beach
  • vitezslava kapralova

    contemporary

  • kathryn mishell
  • olga jezkova
  • hudbaby (musicrones)

    interviews with selected women conductors

  • laurence equilbey
  • maria segura-thijssen
  • jessica horsley

    portraits of other women in music

  • emmy destinn
  • dame vera lynn

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