"History tells us that there are no great women composers. Full stop. It's not just history which tells us this. Look at the programmes of the symphony, any symphony. Look no farther than your radio. There are no great women composers. I want to say it's an open debate. There are no great women composers according to whom, and for whom?
But, then, what is there to debate? They aren't there.
There is a habit of thinking that history will prove the greatness of something. Time will tell. But who is doing the telling? Who is keeping, preserving, writing about, and performing the music? History has been HIS story."
From Linda Catlin Smith's Composing Identity: What is a woman composer?
publications, bibliographies, databases, lists, and other resources on kapralova.org
the women in music anthology | published by the kapralova societyresources for women in music | by the kapralova society
kapralova society journal: a journal of women in music | published by the kapralova society
bibliography "the woman composer question" | by eugene gates
bibliography "the woman conductor bibliography" | by karla hartl
database: women composers of classical music | by the kapralova society
database: women composers of new music, music for stage & screen, and jazz | by the kapralova society
database: czech women composers | by karla hartl
database: women conductors | by karla hartl and talia ilan
list of american women composers of choral music | by g.d. cannady
list of iberoamerican and spanish women composers | by cecilia piņero gil
recommended recordings | by karla hartl
the women composers web pages hosted on kapralova.org:
Vita Kapralova | Agnes Tyrrell | Emmy Destinn | Slava Vorlova | Olga Jezkova | MusiCrones
Advocating for women in music since 1998.