#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.