'Homeward Sound': The lives of women composers

We celebrate the music of women composers such as Florence Price, Gabriela Lena Frank, Libby Larsen, Clara Schumann and more.Provided

Homeward Sound - The Lives of Women Composers


March 01, 2023

What does a career in music look like for a woman today? A decade ago? A century ago? Every woman composer has faced the challenges that come with paving their way through a male dominated field, has faced the obstacles that make sharing their voice and music twice or even three times as difficult. But in the end, they do what women do best: prevail. During this Women's History month, we celebrate the various women composers that have forged a path in classical music for themselves and those after them with Homeward Sound, featuring Julie Amacher, Gabi Glass and conversations with composers Libby Larsen and Gabriela Lena Frank.


  • Libby Larson: Deep Summer Music

  • Libby Larson: A Working Woman from Songs from Letters – Scottish Symphony Orchestra feat. Benita Valente

  • Ruth Crawford Seeger: Rissolty Rossolty

  • Ruth Crawford Seeger: Turtle Doves

  • Ruth Crawford Seeger: Cradle Hymn – feat. Elizabeth Mitchell

  • Clara Schumann: Romance No. 3 for Violin and Piano – Elena Urioste with Isata Kanneh-Mason

  • Clara Schumann: Finale from Piano Concerto in A minor – Isata Kanneh Mason with The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic

  • Florence Price: Adoration – Randall Goosby, violin and Zhu Wang, piano

  • Florence Price: Juba Dance from Symphony No. 1 in E minor – Fort Smith Symphony

  • Gabriela Lena Frank: Mestizo Waltz from Three Latin American Dances – Utah Symphony

  • Gabriela Lena Frank: Kanto Kechua #2 – Brooklyn Rider