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The World's Greatest Music
One hundred years ago, suffragette Emily Davison died after she stepped out in front of the King's horse at the Epsom Derby. But how have things changed for women in classical music over the past century?
Harpist Edna Phillips was just 23 – and had only been playing for five years - when Leopold Stokowski appointed her principal harp at the Philadelphia Orchestra – the first woman ever to join a major American orchestra. Phillips faced extreme prejudice, but her performances were acclaimed by both audiences and critics. Phillips is given prominence in Stokowski's orchestra in Disney's Fantasia. Photo: Emil Rhodes/Family collection
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