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

Rondo by Mozart

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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