#ClassicsaDay #WomensHistoryMonth Week 1, 2023

March is Women’s History Month. And for Classics a Day, it’s another opportunity to focus on classical music composed by women. And not just composers in the 21st Century. 

Every year when we do this theme, I discover more female composers whose music I have never heard before. But it’s music that deserves to be heard — and more than once. 

Here are my posts for the first week of Women’s History Month, 2023.

03/01/23 Kassia (c.810-867): Gnomai

Kassia is the earliest known female composer. About 50 of her hymns have survived to the present day — some are still used by the Greek Orthodox Church.

03/02/23 Laura Netzel: Cello Sonata, Op. 66

This Swedish composer/pianist used an alias to get her music published. This Cello Sonata, from 1899, for example, is credited to “N. Lago.”

03/03/23 Dora Pejačević: Piano Trio in C, Op. 29

This Croatian composer is considered one of the most important in her country. Most of her works are chamber music, with a large representation of solo vocal music.

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