"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 woman composer question - bibliography by eugene gates
the kapralova society journal - women in music journal published by the kapralova society
women in music online - list of recommended resources
women's music - recommended recordings
women composers of classical music - database by kapralova society
women composers of electroacoustic music | experimental music and sound art | music for the stage and screen | jazz and fusion - list by 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 (part I) by jennifer kelly
contemporary american women composers of choral music - article (part 2) 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
portraits of selected women composers
historicalfanny mendelssohn hensel
clara wieck schumann
agathe backer grondahl
ethel smyth: and english opera; and sexual aesthetics
bios of selected women conductors
odaline de la martinez
mary woodmansee green