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Composer of the Month: Ethel Smyth

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

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Abstract

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?

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Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Department of Music and Media
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Wiley, Christopherc.wiley@surrey.ac.uk
Date : 23 January 2020
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Depositing User : Clive Harris
Date Deposited : 04 Jun 2020 13:35
Last Modified : 04 Jun 2020 13:35
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/857071

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