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Composer: Smyth, Dame Ethel (1858-1944)

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Year of birth1858
Year of death1944
NationalityUnited Kingdom
Period20th century
May 2019
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StockholmMartinu and Smyth

Martinu and Smyth
Martinů, Smyth
Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra; Sakari Oramo; Paulina Pfeiffer; Catriona Morison; Michael Weinius; Tuomas Pursio

Santiago de CompostelaPompa y circunstancia

Pompa y circunstancia
Elgar, Smyth, Rathbone
Real Filharmonía de Galicia; Paul Daniel; Carlos Blanco

StockholmBeethoven, Smyth, Andersson

Beethoven, Smyth, Andersson
Maier Quartet

StockholmLVB250 – Beethoven's First

LVB250 – Beethoven's First
Smyth, Beethoven
Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra; Sakari Oramo

StockholmGrop Mikael Sjögren

Smyth, Strauss R.
Andrej Power; Won-Hee Lee; Grop Mikael Sjögren; Vicki Powell
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Russian pyrotechnics and robust Anglican religion

Pavel Kolesnikov © Eva Vermandel
Dame Ethel Smyth's Mass in D enjoys a rare outing with the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Martyn Brabbins. 
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Prom 24: Strong Proms debut from Otto Tausk

Otto Tausk © Marco Borggreve
Evocative Smyth and impressively detailed Strauss from Tausk, and warm Dvořák with soulful playing from Daniel Müller-Schott.
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Disentangling pain and triumph, clarifying hope

Geraint Bowen © Michael Whitefoot
Geraint Bowen directs the Three Choirs Festival Chorus and Philharmonic Orchestra at Hereford Cathedral in two works once unfairly dismissed.
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Ethel Smyth’s The Wreckers thrillingly staged in New York

Louis Otey (Pascoe) © Cory Weaver
Bard SummerScape made musical history by presenting the first full staging of British composer Ethel Smyth’s opera The Wreckers. Born in 1858 and dying in 1944, Smyth was celebrated in her day (John Singer Sargent painted her portrait in 1901) not only for her compositions, but for being an openly bisexual member of the suffrage movement.
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