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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?
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
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