The Lives and Times of Women Who Dared to Compose

The Lives and Times of Women Who Dared to Compose

They went by many names: Cecilia, Helénè, Fanny, Marianne, Maria, and Amy. Although sometimes praised for their musical talent during their youth, they typically discovered that the life of a composer was reserved for a man. Nonetheless, they composed anyway. Some of these works have been lost to the winds of time, and others have been covered by the dust of obscurity. However, the stories of these remarkable women deserve to be told.  Join Stella Sick and George Litterst for an intimate visit to the homes, music rooms, and salons of these composers and learn what musical treasures await you!

00. Women Who Dared to Compose

01. Symphonia et Ordo virtutum by Hildegard von Bingen

02. Ariette a Voce Sola by Barbara Strozzi

03. Minuet from the Suite in F by Elisabeth Jacquet de La Guerre

04. Mélodie pour le pianoforte by Louise Farrenc

05. Notturno in G Minor by Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel sm

06. Impromptu in E Major by Clara Schumann

07. Un rêve en mer, Op. 28 by Teresa Carreño

08. Trois morceaux pour piano by Lili Boulanger

George Litterst is a nationally known music educator, clinician, author, performer, and music software developer. A classically-trained pianist, he is a co-author of the intelligent music display app, SuperScore, and other software products from TimeWarp Technologies.

Stella Sick holds degrees from the Eastman School of Music and the University of Minnesota. She is a Managing Director of the International Piano-e-Competition. Dr. Sick teaches piano locally and nationwide. An active performer, she is an adjunct assistant professor at Hamline University.