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Composer: Smyth, Dame Ethel (1858-1944)

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Year of birth1858
Year of death1944
NationalityUnited Kingdom
Period20th century
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LondonPortrait of a Friendship

Bennett, Mendelssohn, Smyth
Villiers String Quartet; James Dickenson; Tamaki Higashi; Carmen Flores

StockholmMartinu and Smyth

Martinu and Smyth
Martinů, Smyth
Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra; Sakari Oramo; Catriona Morison; Frank Peter Zimmermann; Eric Ericson Chamber Choir

Santiago de CompostelaPompa y circunstancia

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

HoustonROCO In Concert: Ticket to Ride

Stephenson, Smyth, Kilar, Saint-Saëns, Mozart
River Oaks Chamber Orchestra (ROCO)
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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. 
****1
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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.
****1
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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.
****1
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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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