When women took to composing

Tue 8 March 2022
Palazzetto Bru Zane, Venice
Lecture in Italian

The belief that women have never composed classical music and do not have the skills to do so is still deeply rooted even today – a false belief reinforced by the almost total absence of women composers, past and present, from concert programmes. Using recognised sources and studies, we aim to reinstate, give their rightful place to the women who have played a part in writing the history of music. Particular attention will be paid to the composers featured in the concert on 8 March – Virginie Morel, Mel Bonis and Charlotte Sohy – by taking a look at their piano music, a necessarily privileged field for women who composed between the 18th and 20th centuries.
Monique Ciola speaker
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