Gender and Piano Literature: Rediscovering the Forgotten Voices


The world of classical music has long been a realm dominated by male composers, with their contributions celebrated and preserved for centuries. However, within the history of piano literature, there exists a hidden treasure trove of works by talented and innovative women composers whose contributions have often been unjustly overlooked. In this article, we will examine the historical roles of women composers in piano literature, shining a spotlight on the remarkable achievements of figures like Clara Schumann, Fanny Mendelssohn, and Amy Beach, whose compositions deserve the recognition they have been denied for far too long. Clara Schumann: The Virtuoso Pianist and [...]