Add this Event to Calendar 05/06/2021 06:00 PM 05/06/2021 07:15 PM A Celebration of Women Composers

Jeffrey Engel will highlight the lives and the music of several distinguished female composers/concert pianists who attained recognition and success during the nineteenth century in this Zoom program.

There have always been women composers. As far back as the seventh century BC, Sappho, the Greek lyric poetess, played her own accompaniments on the barbiton and the pektis. Throughout the twelfth century there were female troubadours and during the sixteenth, madrigal composers. Francesca Caccini (1587-1638) is thought to be the first woman to write an opera and Elisabeth-Claude Jacquet de la Guerre (1663-1729), the author of an early ballet. It is not until the end of the nineteenth century, however, that significantly more women begin to enjoy public performances of their music and become professional composers. Perhaps you’ve heard of Teresa Carreno, Sophie Menter and Clara Schumann?

Free; registration is required.  Participants will receive a link to the Zoom meeting 24 hours before the event.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Contact: Drusilla Carter 508-949-8021