As is the case with all too many things historical, the talent of women composers is underrepresented in the genre of classical music. In spite of the odds being against them women wrote, and continue to write, exceptional classical music that can be enjoyed today. They deserve more exposure, so it feels like a good idea to do my bit to mitigate our cultural musical myopia.
Below are two female classical composers whose works I have encountered, with links to music samples for each of them.
Judith Bingham is an English singer and composer.
- Find some links to her music here.
Helen Tobias-Duesberg was born in Estonia but lived in the US until she passed away in 2010.
- Find some samples of her music here.