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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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GothenburgDawn: Orchestral concert with music by female composers

Dawn: Orchestral concert with music by female composers
Tower, Smyth, Andrée, Mahler, Tailleferre
Göteborg Opera Orchestra; Ruut Kiiski; Matilda Paulsson

NorwichNational Youth Choir of Great Britain | Women in Song

National Youth Choir of Great Britain | Women in Song
Copland, Holst I., Musgrave, Panufnik, Piazzolla, Larsen, Heap, Phillips, Zimmer, Alberga, Smyth, Parry
Ben Parry; National Youth Choir of Great Britain; Joanna Forbes L'Estrange
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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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