A change of sound and feel?
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March of the Women - Emily Davison's legacy in classical music
5. A change of sound and feel?
Women have only begun to make their presence felt on the world’s major orchestras in recent decades. Male musicians maintained that women would change the overall sound and ‘feel’ of the orchestra. And it seems that a stage filled with men in tuxedos was considered much more visually appealing than a mixed–gender orchestra. Picture: Ronald Zak/AP/Press Association Images