I grew up listening to Classical music. Beethoven and Tchaikovsky and Mozart and all of the famous names would serenade me to and from my bed.
And I still love it. Still I can spend hours sitting and listening. I have been to more Classical concerts than any other kind. And I do not regret it at all.
Great names, great composers. Male composers. All incredible.
But what about the women? Did they not create amazing music? I have heard of some modern composers, but none in the time of Beethoven or Tchaikovsky or Mozart.
They did compose, and still they do. But their names are hidden amongst the pages and pages of music, lost in the grand history of the Classical genre. Perhaps they appear every once in a while, small print on large papers, folded and buried after quick, ignorant glances.
It is something I never remember questioning. Perhaps I was so accustomed that I never bothered. Or perhaps I asked, and no one could answer, and eventually the question fell from memory.
So this time I present the beginning of my foray into the female composers of Classical Music.
Her melodies are beautifully melancholic, resonant, almost playful in contrast.
If you happen to know any other amazing female composers, please drop the names in the comments. I would love to hear more amazing music.