Pianist Angela Draghicescu never meant to become a classical music investigator. But a simple desire to play good music led her to an unavoidable conclusion: some very important composers were grossly underrepresented in classical music repertoire. But…why?, she wondered. Authorities seemed stumped and inquiries into the whereabouts of these composers’ work turned up only dead ends. And thus began Angela’s emotional journey to find answers. That search resulted in the creation of her project, Women Who Score. It also took Classical Classroom down a terrifying rabbit hole full of twists, turns, and questions as we, too, tried to find out what happened to the music of women composers throughout history.
Music in this episode:
This little pod’s got big plans
Lesson plans, that is.
Special thanks to Hair by Javier, the Javiest hair out there!
Thanks also to the trailblazing 1980’s true crime TV show, Unsolved Mysteries, and to its inimitable host, Robert Stack, for the inspiration for this episode. In case you’re wondering what in the world we’re doing here.