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Nina Simone (left), and Odetta (right) were two trailblazing musicians whose early musical trainings were rooted in classical

‘They would put white musicians on the cover’ – author spotlights music history’s trailblazing Black women

Doreen Carwithen is the step great-grandmother of Joe Alwyn, actor and long-term partner of Taylor Swift

The world’s first fully-professional female film composer – with a surprising connection to Taylor Swift

Amanda Aldridge and the power of the parlour song.

Google celebrates legendary British composer and opera singer, Amanda Aldridge, with Doodle

America’s leading orchestras commit to playing more music by living women composers

America’s leading orchestras commit to playing more music by living women composers

First girl choristers welcomed into Windsor chapel choir in its 674-year history

First girl choristers welcomed into Windsor chapel choir in its 674-year history

Composer Yoko Shimomura wrote music for Kingdom Hearts and Final Fantasy XV among other popular video games,

7 of the best pieces of music by video game composer Yoko Shimomura

Italian composer, Francesca Caccini

Who was Francesca Caccini? The Italian Baroque composer and author of the oldest surviving opera by a woman

Jennifer Hudson performs 'America the Beautiful' at the 2013 Pepsi Super Bowl

What are the lyrics to ‘America the Beautiful’, and what’s the patriotic song’s history?

10 of Florence Price’s all-time best pieces of music

10 of Florence Price’s all-time best pieces of music

An Australian professor has spent over a decade forensically analysing Mozart scores.

Mozart claimed credit for his sister’s compositions, says former conductor turned professor

Lidiya Yankovskaya and her newborn daughter

Opera director told she ‘couldn’t conduct with a newborn’ returns to podium three days after birth

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‘Chopsticks’ to ‘Happy Birthday’ – 5 famous melodies you didn’t realise were written by women

Chi-chi Nwanoku plays in the Chineke! Orchestra at Classic FM Live

Chi-chi Nwanoku: ‘After a three-decade career in classical music, I was still the only person of colour on stage’

Alexandra Dariescu is a ground-breaking Romanian pianist playing at Classic FM Live 2021

Who is Alexandra Dariescu? The groundbreaking Romanian pianist’s biography, performances and recordings

From left: leading composers Louise Farrenc, Clara Schumann and Dani Howard

Women compose only 5 percent of the pieces scheduled in classical music concerts today

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From left: Anna Clyne, Ayanna Witter-Johnson and Errollyn Wallen

‘We have proved we are trailblazers’ – inspiring women of Edinburgh International Festival share hopes for classical music