A History of Classical Music (The Women-Only Version)

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For the first time in more than 100 years, the Met is performing an opera written by a woman. Here, we offer a playlist of other female composers, who are often overlooked.

This month at the Metropolitan Opera, audiences can see and hear, for the first time there in over a century, an opera composed by a woman — Kaija Saariaho’s “L’Amour de Loin.” The milestone is shocking — and it can be explained, if not fully justified. Full story.

Alice Gregory (The New York Times) / December 2, 2016

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