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Ethel Smyth

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Dame Ethel Mary Smyth, DBE (/smaɪθ/, to rhyme with Forsyth; 23 April 1858 – 8 May 1944) was an English composer and a member of the women's suffrage movement. Smyth was born in London, as the fourth of a family of eight children. Her father, J. H. Smyth, who was a Major-General in the Royal Artillery, was very much opposed to her making a career in music.Smyth received honorary doctorates in music from the Universities of Durham and Oxford.

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Trio: II. 'Der Mutte [sic] der Einfachkeit [sic]?!' on A Room of Her Own by Neave Trio
String Quintet in E Major, Op. 1: II. Andantino poco allegretto on Smyth: String Quartet - String Quintet by Ethel Smyth & Mannheim String Quartet
Trio for Piano, Violin and Cello in D Minor: I. Allegro non troppo on Ethel Smyth: Impressions That Remain by Ethel Smyth & Chagall Trio
Smyth: The Wreckers: Overture on Music of the Four Countries by Alexander Gibson & Scottish National Orchestra
The March of the Women (last two verses) on British Composers - A Celebration by Various Artists
Der Wald: I. Prologue on Smyth: Der Wald by Ethel Smyth, BBC Symphony Orchestra, John Andrews & BBC Singers
Sonata for Violin and Piano in A Minor, Op. 7: II. Scherzo. Allegro grazioso on Ethel Smyth: Impressions That Remain by Ethel Smyth & Chagall Trio
Komm, süsser Tod on Komm, süsser Tod by Ethel Smyth, Sansara & Tom Herring
String Quintet in E Major, Op. 1: III. Scherzo: Allegro vivace on Smyth: String Quartet - String Quintet by Ethel Smyth & Mannheim String Quartet
Mass in D for soloists, chorus, orchestra and organ: Kyrie on Ethel Smyth: Mass in D by Ethel Smyth, Philharmonia Chor Stuttgart, Württembergische Philharmonie Reutlingen & Helmut Wolf

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Title Artist Year Type
Tasmin Little Plays Clara Schumann, Dame Ethel Smyth, Amy BeachTasmin Little, John Lenehan, Clara Schumann / Ethel Smyth / Amy Marcy Cheney Beach2019Album
Samuel Barber Violin Concerto Plus Violin Works By Amy Beach, Ethyl Smyth And GershwinSamuel Barber, Amy Marcy Cheney Beach, Ethel Smyth, George Gershwin, Elena Urioste2017Album
British Women ComposersEthel Smyth, Elizabeth Maconchy, Poldowski, Phyllis Tate, Ethel Barns, Clare Howick, Sophia Rahman2010Album
Horn ConcertosOthmar Schoeck, Charles Koechlin, Ethel Smyth, Marie Luise Neunecker1998Album
Concerto For Violin, Horn & Orchestra • SerenadeEthel Smyth, Sophie Langdon, Richard Watkins1996Album
Complete Piano WorksEthel Smyth - Liana Șerbescu1995Album
The WreckersEthel Smyth1994Album
Mass In DEthel Smyth, Eiddwen Harrhy, Plymouth Festival Chorus & Orchestra, Philip Brunelle1991Album
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