The field of possibilities
Tue 8 March 2022
Palazzetto Bru Zane, Venice
Although their works have diverse features and reveal varied aesthetic choices, women composers share a common experience of the musical world that allows us to hear them as a coherent group. Various constraints played an important role here: the noble genres were almost inaccessible to them, and they were generally restricted to domestic or educational fields. The piano – the instrument par excellence of the salon and young girls’ education – thus serves both as a symbol of their submission and an opportunity for emancipation: they could pursue careers as virtuoso soloists, achieve social advancement or simply express themselves fully.
Marie Vermeulin piano
Piano works by Virginie MOREL, Charlotte SOHY, Mel BONIS
On the occasion of International Women’s Rights Day
Bru Zane Mediabase
Digital resources for French Romantic music
The website hosts articles on people, works and topics authored by musicologists and historians collaborating with Palazzetto Bru Zane.