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    Smile Women Classical Composers

    This thread is just for discussion on women composers, suggested people, suggested listening, everything to do with composers that are women - concerts, CD's, lists of faves.

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    There have been a number
    of fine threads on the subject:
    Female Composers
    Female composers
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    there were already several similar threads here
    Female Composers

    if you are interesting in listening to more female composers, there is a game running in the games subsection. We are currently at round 14 out of 25
    Game (prelim round 14/25): works by female composers
    here is a list of all the compositions we are listening to and voting about them
    Game (nominations): Works by female composers

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    I'll post on that then- I searched for women composers and didn't find anything.

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    An orchestra I'm involved with as player, sometimes conductor, board member, and asst librarian has put everyone on notice: 2020 will commemorate 100 years since the suffragette movement got women the right to vote in the US. EVERY concert WILL have at least one work by a woman composer. You have no idea how challenging this is going to be.

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    Thea Musgrave
    Sofia Gubaidulina
    Saariaho
    Lili Boulanger
    Amy Beach
    Unsuk Chin
    Adriana Holzsky
    Joan Tower

    All living composers with the exception of Beach and Boulanger.
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    I am a huge fan of:

    Joan Tower
    Thea Musgrave
    Sofia Gubaidulina
    Jennifer Higdon
    Kaija Saariaho
    Augusta Read Thomas
    Olga Neuwirth

    Are all exceptional.

    A very recent discovery for me, is Icelandic composer, Anna Thorvaldsdottir. So far, everything I've heard from her is extremely good.


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