List of female composers by birth year - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The following is a list of female composers, ordered by their year of birth. Almost all of the composers who are described in music textbooks on classical music and whose works are widely performed as part of the standard concert repertoire are male composers, even though there has been a large number of women composers throughout the classical music period.

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This is an extensive list that covers female composers throughout history. Some notable ones from the 1700s and 1800s are included below.

Maria Szymanowska - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Maria Szymanowska (Polish pronunciation: [ˈmarja ʂɨmaˈnɔfska]; born Marianna Agata Wołowska; Warsaw, December 14, 1789 – July 25, 1831, St. Petersburg, Russia) was a Polish composer and one of the first professional virtuoso pianists of the 19th century. She toured extensively throughout Europe, especially in the 1820s, before settling permanently in St. Petersburg. In the Russian imperial capital, she composed for the court, gave concerts, taught music, and ran an influential salon.

Fanny Mendelssohn - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Fanny Mendelssohn (14 November 1805 – 14 May 1847), later Fanny [Cäcilie] Mendelssohn Bartholdy and, after her marriage, Fanny Hensel, was a German pianist and composer. She composed over 460 pieces of music. Her compositions include a piano trio and several books of solo piano pieces and songs. A number of her songs were originally published under Felix's name in his opus 8 and 9 collections. Her piano works are often in the manner of songs, and many carry the name Lied ohne Worte (Song without Words).

Clara Schumann - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Clara Schumann (née Clara Josephine Wieck; 13 September 1819 – 20 May 1896) was a German musician and composer, considered one of the most distinguished pianists of the Romantic era. She exerted her influence over a 61-year concert career, changing the format and repertoire of the piano recital and the tastes of the listening public. Her husband was the composer Robert Schumann. Together they encouraged Johannes Brahms. She was the first to perform publicly any work by Brahms. She later premiered some other pieces by Brahms, notably the Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Handel.

Cecilia Maria Barthelemon (ca. 1770–after 1840) Contents ...

The English singer, composer, pianist, and organist Cecilia Maria Barthelemon was the daughter of two leading London musicians: the singer and composer Maria Barthelemon, née Mary (Polly) Young, and the violinist François-Hippolyte Barthélémon. Her birth date was apparently somewhere between April 1769 and March 1770, as in April of 1782 her mother wrote in a letter that Cecilia Maria was not yet thirteen years old.

Francesca Lebrun - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Francesca Lebrun, née Danzi (24 March 1756 – 14 May 1791), was a noted 18th-century German singer and composer. She was born Franziska Dorothea Danzi in Mannheim, Germany. Her father was the Italian-born cellist Innocenz Danzi and her younger brother was the composer and cellist Franz Danzi (1763–1826). She was renowned for her vocal dexterity and highly sought after by notable contemporaries, such as Anton Schweitzer, Ignaz Holzbauer, and Antonio Salieri, for the lead roles in their most challenging opuses.

Duchess Maria Antonia of Bavaria - Wikipedia, the free ...

Maria Antonia, Princess of Bavaria (18 July 1724 – 23 April 1780), Electress of Saxony, was a German composer, singer, harpsichordist and patron, known particularly for her operas Il trionfo della fedeltà (Dresden, summer 1754) and Talestri, regina delle amazoni (Nymphenburg Palace, February 6, 1760). She was also the Regent of Saxony in 1763-1768. Baptised Maria Antonia Walpurgis Symphorosa, she was known as Maria Antonia.

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