23. december: Dame Ethel Mary Smyth

Dame Ethel Mary Smyth, (1858-1944)

Foto: Ethel Smyth

Dame Ethel Mary Smyth, (1858-1944), British composer whose work was notably eclectic, ranging from conventional to experimental.

 Born into a military family, Smyth studied at the Leipzig Conservatory and was encouraged by Johannes Brahms and Antonín Dvořák. She first gained notice with her sweeping Mass in D (1893). Her best-known work is The Wreckers (1906), the most-admired English opera of its time. March of the Women (1911) reflected Smyth’s strong involvement in the woman suffrage movement. The comic opera The Boatswain’s Mate (1916) enjoyed considerable success.


George Smith Morland:”The wekers”. (Privat samling)



BKN: 73752899
Smyth, Ethel, UK, 1858-1944
The Wreckers : Overture / Smyth. – UK : Columbia Graphophone Co., Limited. – På 1 78 plate, dobbeltsidig : 78 rpm ; 30 cm
The British Symphony Orchestra. Smith, Ethel : dirigent
Komposisjonstype: Overture
Besetning: Orkestrer
Edisjonsnummer: Columbia : DX 287
Medforf.: Smyth, Ethel