women have been innovators and trailblazers in music throughout history, so I wanted to make a series dedicated to their tenacity and musical prowess, featuring the works of women composers from various points in history (mostly western history, in this playlist).
this first set is organized chronologically, spanning medieval vocal works through early 19th-century pieces. I also included annotations about the composers. hopefully this is up to snuff - i've had it sitting in my unpublished drafts for over a year now!
(cover is of Élisabeth Jacquet de La Guerre, painted by François de Troy)