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English composer Ethel Smyth, noted for militancy and imprisoned in 1911 for her part in the suffragette movement, was born on 22 April 1858 and died on 9 May 1944. She had studied music in Leipzig and Berlin, leaving two good operas for posterity.
Classical music news. The Prison - The first recording of Ethel Smyth's 1930 work 'The Prison' is to be released on Chandos Records
Ensemble. An Absolute Triumph - Roderic Dunnett listens enraptured to Ireland and Smyth at the opening night of the 2018 Three Choirs Festival
Ensemble. Centres of Excellence - Roderic Dunnett looks back to the 2017 Three Choirs Festival at Worcester, and forward to 2018 in Hereford
Ensemble. Much to Enjoy - Johannes Goritzki and Julian Jacobson at London's Royal College of Music, heard by Robert Anderson
CD Spotlight - Smyth's Mass. 'The musical ideas are often bold ...' A disc in the EMI British Composers' series, with Peter Dale