>My wife floored me, I am ashamed to say, with a question: "So who were
>the first great female classical music composers?" I couldn't name one.
>I can't even remember having ever known an example.
Hildegard of Bingen?
Pre 1900, what about Fanny Mendelssohn and Clara Schumann?
Early 1900s, what about Amy Marcy Cheney Beach (who chose to write as
Mrs. H.H. Beach)?
[log in to unmask]