Women’s History Series: First Ladies of Music
In this new series, we”ll follow the history of first ladies in music, compare styles between men and women, and explore the reasons for women who compose or perform, taking into account that women did not universally receive attention, acceptance or encouragement. We”ll begin with an overview and historically work our way down from Greek Divas to Music of the Salon, and European Women Composers of the 19th Century. Hosted by Virginia Eskin.
Part 4 - European Women Composers in the 19th Century
In the 1800s, women were still encouraged to “stay in their place,” but this program looks at four women composers who were successful professionally – Clara Schumann was a superstar performer, but again, did not receive support as a composer from her more famous husband, Robert. Carreno and Chaminade, both terrific pianists, weren’t held back because of their gender.