Music Appreciation: Music By Women Composers

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Course synopsis

Most well-known composers are men.  However, much wonderful music has  been written (and is being written) by women composers and we will explore some of this music.

This course was first given in 2021 and it became clear in preparing it what a wealth of wonderful music is more or less unknown.  The best known women composers are probably HIldegard of Bingen, Fanny Mendelssohn, Clara Schumann, Lili Boulanger and, in Britain, Ethel Smyth.  They all wrote some great music but there are so many others, almost forgotten, but now being rediscovered and recorded.

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Summer 2021/22
Wednesdays, 14:00 - 16:00

About the teacher

Peter Eccles

I have spent the whole of my working life at The University of Manchester in the School of Mathematics studying and teaching mathematics.  On retiring in September 2015 I...

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