A Celebration of Great Women Composers
There have always been women composers. As far back as the 7th century BC, Sappho, the Greek lyric poetess, played her own accompaniments on the barbiton and the pektis. Through the 12th century there were female troubadours and during the 16th, madrigal composers.
Jeffrey Engel will highlight the lives and music of several distinguished female composers who attained recognition and success during the last decades of the 19th and early 20th centuries.