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.

American delegates, including Jane Addams (front row, second from the left), on their way to the International Congress of Women, held at The Hague in 1915. From the Library of Congress.

All

Breathing and Gasping

Joy H. Calico confronts the musical and – in our pandemic times – the emotional implications of breathing and gasping in recent compositions, focusing on Chaya Czernowin.

Read More
Painting of Suor Maria Celeste. She wears a nun's headdress and glances at the portrait artist.

Liturgy as Women’s Storytelling

Music manuscripts from Italian convents preserve some of the oldest music composed by women. Musica Secreta are making a new recording of these precious works.

Read More
Painted portrait of Volkonskaya. She wears a yellow-green silk dress, a pearl necklace, and a pink hat. Her brown hair is in tight curls around her face.

Women and Art Song in Russia

Philip Ross Bullock tackles our “collective ignorance” about women composers in Russia between 1860 and 1960, identifying several who succeeded as models of service and selflessness.

Read More
A snowy neighborhood street with bare trees and glowing streetlights.

WSF’s Winter Playlist 2021

A year ago we posted a Holiday Playlist (still available!), six months ago, a Summer Solstice Playlist. Here is our WSF Winter Playlist, 18 winter-brightening songs and performances.

Read More