the women who composed

Explore the women of the classical composing world. Read their inspiring stories

and listen to their incredible music

“Feminine” Instruments

For centuries, women were restricted not only from publicly performing but also from playing specific instruments. These restrictions, like many for women throughout history, created a barrier that deliberately kept women at home. Although many upper-class women were expected to know how to make music, they were only allowed to perform in private (or perhaps […]

The Woman Behind Chopsticks

Today’s Topic Thursday is about one of the most well-known piano pieces of all time. No, I’m not talking about Claire de lune or Moonlight Sonata. I’m talking about Chopsticks. If you ever had a music class in school, you probably tried this easy ditty out, and if you had a piano at home, you […]


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