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FEMALE COMPOSERS REDISCOVERED
June 30, 2020 @ 7:30pm-8:30pm
This educational video provides a snapshot of history, exploring why so few female composers have attained the status as seminal composers that they deserve. Beginning with a historical survey of prominent female rulers and artists stemming back to the Middle Ages, this episode focuses on the lives and works of Louise Farrenc, Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel, Clara Schumann, Cécile Chaminade, Mel Bonis, and Amy Beach.
2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the 19th United States constitutional amendment, and the works of female composers are a central theme of the 2020 Manchester Music Festival.