This website is an introduction to the life and works of fantastic composers from the past. If you would like to learn more I highly recommend these sites where I often find inspiration:
FOR INTERNATIONAL READERS…
Naxos Music Library
If it ever was recorded, you can stream it here.
For holders of Swedish library cards: if you log in with you card the service is free of charge!
Oxford Music Online – timelines in music history: Women in music
An excellent overview when you’re starting out this journey.
Women of Note (Ambache)
A thorough and fantastic collection and analysis of music composed by women.
Swedish musical heritage
Swedish composers, women and men, from all times complete with biographies, works lists and sometimes even sheet music free to download. Amazing!
An extensive and impressive database. Lists, biographies, articles. You can spend hours here.
Organist Robert Öhman has compiled a list of 2000 titles from 400 years of organ music. Wow!
A History of Classical Music (The Women-Only Version)
An article from the New York Times with sound examples.
Listening to Ladies
A podcast and a resource
Hildegard to Hildegard
A radio program with 100% women composers
The wind repertory project
For all you band leaders out there.
Scroll down to see a fantastic link list to other sites that feature works written by non-cis composers.
Check out this extensive list! Also all ensembles where a horn might be present, e.g. wind quintets.
1200 Years of Women Composers
A 78 hour playlist.
Enciclopedia delle donne
In Italian, but Google translate does a good job.
FOR SWEDISH READERS…
Kvinnliga tonsättare genom tiderna
En stor samling korta biografier från alla tider och länder.
Ordnad efter sättning, mycket samtida musik från Sverige.