*Composing Women (6-7:30am)*
Hosted by Anna Keyes
A program celebrating women's contributions to classical music.
_In 1939 Nadia Boulanger was asked what it was like to be the first woman to conduct the Boston Symphony Orchestra in the world premiere of Stravinsky's 'Dumbarton Oaks'. She replied Well, I have been a woman for 50 years now and have recovered from my initial astonishment._
With this program we hope to give voice to women composers throughout history. In thinking of the famous classical composers -- Mozart, Beethoven, Bach, etc. -- we could not think of any women. Thus began our research to bring you a sampling of the _multitude_ of composing women.
_Because it can be challenging to find recordings of some women composers, we have linked to the Amazon.com pages for CDs we used in our program. However, many of these CDs can be found at your local library or via MnLink:https://www.mnlinkgateway.org ._