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Women's History Month:

Women Composers of the Past

Though many societies either forbade or looked down on women who wanted to be composers, many persevered. This show highlights Francesca Caccini, Elizabeth Claude Jacquet de la Guerre, Louise Farrenc, Cecile Chaminade, Germaine Tailleferre, Hildegard von Bingen, Marianna Martines, Fanny Mendelssohn, Amy Beach, Florence Price, and Queen Lili'oukalani.

Music heard in this episode:

Caccini: Ciaconna
Strozzi: Le tre grazie à Venere
Jacquet de la Guerre: Sonata #2 in D
Farrenc: Piano Quintet #2
Chaminade: Valse-Caprice
Tailleferre: Harp Concertino
Hildegard von Bingen: O Ecclesia
Martines: Ouverture in C
Fanny Mendelssohn: The Year: February
Beach: Symphony in e minor, "“Gaelic"
Price: Symphony in e minor
Lili’oukalani: Aloha Oe

More shows about Women's History Month

Women in History and Classical Music
Contemporary Women Composers
What's It Like to Be a Conductor?
Great Women Performers

Learn more about Women's History Month

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This Week's Quiz

Who was the first woman in France to write an opera?

 Fanny Mendelssohn

 Hildegard von Bingen

 Elizabeth Claude Jacquet de la Guerre

Lili’oukalani, the last Queen of Hawaii, played what instrument?

 Piano

 Oboe

 Ukulele

Who was the first American woman to compose and publish a symphony?

 Marianna Martines

 Amy Beach

 Caroline Shaw

Classics For Kids

Our Shows

Women's History Month:

Women Composers of the Past

Though many societies either forbade or looked down on women who wanted to be composers, many persevered. This show highlights Francesca Caccini, Elizabeth Claude Jacquet de la Guerre, Louise Farrenc, Cecile Chaminade, Germaine Tailleferre, Hildegard von Bingen, Marianna Martines, Fanny Mendelssohn, Amy Beach, Florence Price, and Queen Lili'oukalani.

Music heard in this episode:

Caccini: Ciaconna
Strozzi: Le tre grazie à Venere
Jacquet de la Guerre: Sonata #2 in D
Farrenc: Piano Quintet #2
Chaminade: Valse-Caprice
Tailleferre: Harp Concertino
Hildegard von Bingen: O Ecclesia
Martines: Ouverture in C
Fanny Mendelssohn: The Year: February
Beach: Symphony in e minor, "“Gaelic"
Price: Symphony in e minor
Lili’oukalani: Aloha Oe

More shows about Women's History Month

Women in History and Classical Music
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

Who was the first woman in France to write an opera?

 Fanny Mendelssohn

 Hildegard von Bingen

 Elizabeth Claude Jacquet de la Guerre

Lili’oukalani, the last Queen of Hawaii, played what instrument?

 Piano

 Oboe

 Ukulele

Who was the first American woman to compose and publish a symphony?

 Marianna Martines

 Amy Beach

 Caroline Shaw

 

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