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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?
The most prominent musician among the suffragettes was Dame Ethel Smyth (1858-1944). Her father – a military man – was deeply opposed to her being a musician. Undeterred, she attended the Leipzig Conservatory and went on to compose a large number of works, with opera 'The Wreckers' considered one of her finest.
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