University of Surrey

Test tubes in the lab Research in the ATI Dance Research

Composer of the Month: Ethel Smyth

Wiley, Christopher (2020) Composer of the Month: Ethel Smyth Limelight, 2020 (Jan/Fe). pp. 76-79.

[img] Text
Wiley, Christopher (2020). Ethel Smyth - Composer of theMonth.pdf - Accepted version Manuscript
Restricted to Repository staff only

Download (60kB)


In the county of Surrey, England, Dame Ethel Smyth has something of the status of a local hero. Blue plaques adorn all three of the buildings in which she lived. She was the face of a recent #WeAreWoking campaign, her likeness appearing on many a poster in the area. Less than a year ago, Woking Community Play Association wrote and performed a charming play about her life. But just how did an army general’s daughter from an obscure Surrey village rise to attain international success as one of the greatest British composers of her generation—and, moreover, during a period in which the notion of a woman writing large-scale works such as operas was all but unheard of?

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Department of Music and Media
Authors :
Date : 23 January 2020
Copyright Disclaimer : © 2020 Limelight Arts Media Pty Ltd
Related URLs :
Depositing User : Clive Harris
Date Deposited : 04 Jun 2020 13:35
Last Modified : 04 Jun 2020 13:35

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item


Downloads per month over past year

Information about this web site

© The University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 7XH, United Kingdom.
+44 (0)1483 300800