There is no historical or geographical limit on what can be covered. There is no restriction on the style or genre of song or singing.
Just over a century ago, there was a concerted effort by contralto Alice Louise Mertens and composer-pianist Lola Carrier Worrell, and others, to champion American women composers.
Even as churches ban “I Love You Truly,” brides and grooms embrace it, as do films, radio broadcasts, and recording companies.
Troves of German Lieder composed by women await their first performances. Here is one composer whose songs have recently been recorded for the first time.