The Ladies Speak
The Ladies Speak
Apr 7, 2022
Margaret Lang
Play • 39 min

Margaret Ruthven Lang was the first woman composer to write a work performed by a major American orchestra, the Boston Symphony Orchestra in 1893. She went on to write many piano works and songs that were performed and lauded around the world. Yet she quit composing in 1917, at the age of 50. Find out why, and the importance of her work to American music history, in the first episode of The Ladies Speak. Hosted by Fuse Ensemble founder Gina Biver, and featuring interviews with Juliana Yap, James Johnston, and Grammy-nominated pianist Lucy Mauro.

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