The following is a list of female composers in the Western concert tradition, ordered by their year of birth. Women composers' names are still largely absent from music textbooks and concert programs that constitute the Western canon, even though a large number of women have composed music.The reasons for women's exclusion are various.
This is an alphabetical list of significant composers who were born or raised in Russia or the Russian Empire.. A. Els Aarne (1917–1995), born in present-day Estonia; Evald Aav (1900–1939), born in present-day Estonia; Juhan Aavik (1884–1982), born in present-day Estonia; Arkady Abaza (1843–1915); Alexander Abramsky (1898–1985), born in present-day Ukraine ...
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Known as ‘La Cecchina’, this composer, singer, lutenist, poet and teacher is thought to be the first Italian woman to have an ‘opera’ successfully staged: the ‘comedy-ballet’ La liberazione di Ruggiero, published in 1625. Born into the Medici court where her father worked, Francesca received a humanist education and music training.
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The Five, also known as the Mighty Handful, The Mighty Five and the New Russian School, were five prominent 19th-century Russian composers who worked together to create a distinct Russian classical music: Mily Balakirev (the leader), César Cui, Modest Mussorgsky, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov and Alexander Borodin.They lived in Saint Petersburg, and collaborated from 1856 to 1870.
Glinka met with such composers as Bellini, Mendelssohn, Berlioz and others. As a result, Mikhail Glinka was able to connect Russian traditions, Russian choral singing with accumulated classical and opera experience, which resulted in the creation of the opera “A Life for the Tsar” (1836).
His music is a kind of mix of the styles of other Russian composers, with a graceful confidence and wonderfully joyous melodies. Even during his own lifetime the public thought of him as slightly old-fashioned! Modest Mussorgsky (1839-1881) Mussorgsky's story is one of the most tragic stories of all the Russian composers.
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