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The Ladies Speak explores the lives and legacies of American women classical composers of the 19th and early 20th centuries – a group of pioneers often overlooked by the mainstream classical world. The series will examine the work of Florence Price, Amy Beach, Margaret Ruthven Lang and others, making the case that they should be considered within the pantheon of great music produced by this country.

The Ladies Speak explores the lives and legacies of American women classical composers of the 19th and early 20th centuries – a group of pioneers often overlooked by the mainstream classical world. The series will examine the work of Florence Price, Amy Beach, Margaret Ruthven Lang and others, making the case that they should be considered within the pantheon of great music produced by this country.

Location:

United States

Description:

The Ladies Speak explores the lives and legacies of American women classical composers of the 19th and early 20th centuries – a group of pioneers often overlooked by the mainstream classical world. The series will examine the work of Florence Price, Amy Beach, Margaret Ruthven Lang and others, making the case that they should be considered within the pantheon of great music produced by this country.

Language:

English

Contact:

5713311406


Episodes

Margaret Lang

4/7/2022
Margaret Ruthven Lang was the first woman composer to write a work performed by a major American orchestra, the Boston Symphony Orchestra in 1893. She went on to write many piano works and songs that were performed and lauded around the world. Yet she quit composing in 1917, at the age of 50. Find out why, and the importance of her work to American music history, in the first episode of The Ladies Speak. Hosted by Fuse Ensemble founder Gina Biver, and featuring interviews with Juliana Yap,...

Duration:00:39:08

The Ladies Speak Trailer

4/6/2022
The docuseries The Ladies Speak explores the lives and achievements of the great, and largely unknown, American women classical composers of the 19th and early 20th centuries.

Duration:00:01:44