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Women's History Month:

Women in History and Classical Music

How women in world history – Cleopatra, Queen Elizabeth I and Queen Elizabeth II, Aphra Behn, Joan of Arc, Emmeline Pankhurst, Susan B. Anthony, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Sojourner Truth, Rosa Parks, and Grace Hopper – inspired classical music compositions.

Music heard in this episode:

Handel: Giulio Cesare: "Pangerò la sorte mia"
Weelkes: As Vesta was from Latmos Hill Descending
Britten: Gloriana: Courtly Dances
Purcell: Abdelazar: Rondeau
Tchaikovsky: The Maid of Orleans: "Adieu, forêts"
Smyth: The March of the Women
Thomson: The Mother of Us All: "The Vote!"
Rodgers: The King and I: "Small House of Uncle Thomas"
Kimper: Truth: "Lord God Almighty, this is Bell"
Daugherty: Rosa Parks Boulevard
Carlos: Switched on Bach: Brandenburg Concerto #3

More shows about Women's History Month

Women Composers of the Past
Contemporary Women Composers
What's It Like to Be a Conductor?
Great Women Performers

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This Week's Quiz

Which woman from history inspired a composer to write an opera about her?

 Cleopatra

 Joan of Arc

 Susan B. Anthony

 Sojourner Truth

 All of the Above

Wendy Carlos used what non-instrument to play Bach's music?

 Cell Phone

 Computer

 Water

Which Queen of England was also a musician?

 Queen Victoria

 Queen Mary I

 Queen Elizabeth I

 Queen Anne

Classics For Kids

Our Shows

Women's History Month:

Women in History and Classical Music

How women in world history – Cleopatra, Queen Elizabeth I and Queen Elizabeth II, Aphra Behn, Joan of Arc, Emmeline Pankhurst, Susan B. Anthony, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Sojourner Truth, Rosa Parks, and Grace Hopper – inspired classical music compositions.

Music heard in this episode:

Handel: Giulio Cesare: "Pangerò la sorte mia"
Weelkes: As Vesta was from Latmos Hill Descending
Britten: Gloriana: Courtly Dances
Purcell: Abdelazar: Rondeau
Tchaikovsky: The Maid of Orleans: "Adieu, forêts"
Smyth: The March of the Women
Thomson: The Mother of Us All: "The Vote!"
Rodgers: The King and I: "Small House of Uncle Thomas"
Kimper: Truth: "Lord God Almighty, this is Bell"
Daugherty: Rosa Parks Boulevard
Carlos: Switched on Bach: Brandenburg Concerto #3

More shows about Women's History Month

Women Composers of the Past
Contemporary Women Composers
What's It Like to Be a Conductor?
Great Women Performers

Learn more about Women's History Month

Classics For Kids


This Week's Quiz

Which woman from history inspired a composer to write an opera about her?

 Cleopatra

 Joan of Arc

 Susan B. Anthony

 Sojourner Truth

 All of the Above

Wendy Carlos used what non-instrument to play Bach's music?

 Cell Phone

 Computer

 Water

Which Queen of England was also a musician?

 Queen Victoria

 Queen Mary I

 Queen Elizabeth I

 Queen Anne

 

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