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Women's History Month:

Great Women Performers

Through the centuries, there have been exceptional female performers – on the largest stages of the world, and in smaller, more intimate settings. They include Clara Wieck Schumann, Maria Theresia von Paradies, Nadia Boulanger, Dame Myra Hess, Rebecca Clarke, Jacqueline Du Pré, Evelyn Glennie, Maria Callas, Marian Anderson, and Leontyne Price.

Music heard in this episode:

Clara Schumann: Piano Concerto in a minor
Mozart: Piano Concerto #18
Vivaldi: Gloria
Copland: Symphony for Organ and Orchestra
Bach: Jesu, Joy of Man’'s Desiring
Clarke: Viola Sonata
Elgar: Cello Concerto
Schwantner: Percussion Concerto
Mendelssohn: Elijah: "O Rest in the Lord"
Verdi: Aida: "O terra, addio"

More shows about Women's History Month

Women in History and Classical Music
Women Composers of the Past
Contemporary Women Composers
What's It Like to Be a Conductor?

Learn more about Women's History Month

Classics For Kids


This Week's Quiz

Who was known as the 19th century queen of the piano?

 Queen Victoria

 Jenny Lind

 Clara Schumann

What composer wrote music for an all-female choir and orchestra?

 Mozart

 Vivaldi

 Bach

 Brahms

Who was the first African American to sing with the Metropolitan Opera?

 Marian Anderson

 Jessye Norman

 Denyce Graves

Classics For Kids

Our Shows

Women's History Month:

Great Women Performers

Through the centuries, there have been exceptional female performers – on the largest stages of the world, and in smaller, more intimate settings. They include Clara Wieck Schumann, Maria Theresia von Paradies, Nadia Boulanger, Dame Myra Hess, Rebecca Clarke, Jacqueline Du Pré, Evelyn Glennie, Maria Callas, Marian Anderson, and Leontyne Price.

Music heard in this episode:

Clara Schumann: Piano Concerto in a minor
Mozart: Piano Concerto #18
Vivaldi: Gloria
Copland: Symphony for Organ and Orchestra
Bach: Jesu, Joy of Man’'s Desiring
Clarke: Viola Sonata
Elgar: Cello Concerto
Schwantner: Percussion Concerto
Mendelssohn: Elijah: "O Rest in the Lord"
Verdi: Aida: "O terra, addio"

More shows about Women's History Month

Women in History and Classical Music
Women Composers of the Past
Contemporary Women Composers
What's It Like to Be a Conductor?

Learn more about Women's History Month

Classics For Kids


This Week's Quiz

Who was known as the 19th century queen of the piano?

 Queen Victoria

 Jenny Lind

 Clara Schumann

What composer wrote music for an all-female choir and orchestra?

 Mozart

 Vivaldi

 Bach

 Brahms

Who was the first African American to sing with the Metropolitan Opera?

 Marian Anderson

 Jessye Norman

 Denyce Graves

 

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