Buxton International Festival

The Literary Salon - Anna Beer

Sounds and sweet airs: forgotten women of classical musicMoorcroft House, Lismore Roadbutton--dates-and-timesDates & Times

Since the birth of classical music, women who dared compose have faced a bitter struggle to be heard.

In spite of this, female composers continued to create, inspire and challenge. Yet even today so much of their work languishes unheard. Anna Beer will reveal the highs and lows experienced by eight composers across the centuries, from Renaissance Florence to twentieth-century London, restoring to their rightful place exceptional women whom history has forgotten.

Adrian Kelly and Berrak Dyer play piano works by Fanny Mendelssohn

Sponsored by Kuro Gin

  • Duration: 1hr 30mins
  • Price: £20