We’re continuing our celebration of Women’s History Month by learning about some SUPER important women in musical history, who helped put cracks in that glass ceiling with their talent and determination!
In this episode, you’ll learn…
- How the first female composer we have on record had quite the long list of interests and talents
- Which orchestra didn’t allow female musicians to be members until 1997
- About the first female conductor, who declined invitations from suitors in order to remain a musical conductor and teacher in a convent
Musical Samples You’ll Hear in this Episode:
O virga ac diadema by Hildegard von Bingen
Sacrae cantiones: Exurgat Deus by Raphaella Aleotti
Music Listening Schedule for Episode 16
Enjoy the links to performances connected to our theme of Important Moments for Women in Music History until our next episode airs in two weeks.
Day 1: “Deep Moaning Blues” (Ma Rainey)
Day 2: Violin Sonata No. 21 (Mozart – performed by Nicola Benedetti)
Day 3: “Young, Gifted and Black” (Nina Simone)
Day 4: blue cathedral (Jennifer Higdon)
Day 5: Symphonic Dances from West Side Story (Bernstein) — conducted by Marin Alsop
Day 6: Piano Concerto in A Minor (Clara Schumann)
Day 7: Sea Chanty (White) – harpist Edna Phillips
Day 8: The Star-Spangled Banner – performed by Marian Anderson
Day 9: Brooklyn Bounce – performed by Cindy Bradley
Day 10: Piano Concerto No. 1 (Tchaikovsky) performed by Martha Argerich
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