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.

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Women Composers and Women Poets, Pt. 2

Four exceptional women composers underwent mid-career conversions. Having favored male poets for the first decades of their careers, they began in their 40s to favor women poets.

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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.

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