International Women's Day on IPR Classical & Folk

Mar 8, 2015

Dobrinka Tabakova (b. 1980 in Bulgaria), one of the composers featured on this afternoon's show
Credit (Sussie Ahlburg)

   It's International Women's Day - and you can hear some great women musicians on IPR this afternoon! On my show until 4PM I'm focusing on music by women composers (with three exceptions: Bach, Mozart, and Brahms conducted by women in performances that can't be surpassed). Tune in - I guarantee you'll discover at least one new favorite piece! Meanwhile, on The Folk Tree, Karen Impola is focusing on female folk performers. 

Here are links to a couple of posts I wrote last year about women in classical music:

1) How Exceptional IS Classical Music's Woman Problem?

2) Have Women Achieved Parity in the Classical Violin Field? (And if so, how did it happen?)