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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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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Amy Beach’s “Birth”

Judy Tsou discovered Amy Beach’s unpublished song “Birth.” In this post she discusses its provenance and analyzes the music and text of the song.

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