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Women in Classical Music: Recordings

Streaming Audio & Video

Library Databases

All of our streaming databases include music composed and performed by women artists. Search for particular names or titles, or for keywords that may be part of an album title, e.g. woman, women, female, etc.

Not sure what names/titles to search? See the Repertoire page to discover new music.

Hardcopy Recordings

Anthologies in the Allen Library (selections)

We have many more recordings from women composers and performers! Use the repertoire guides and websites elsewhere in this guide to identify other performer or composer names and work titles, then search the library catalog for those specific people or works. See catalog search tips below, or ask a librarian for help.

Find CDs & LPs in the Library

The best way to find recordings in the catalog is to search for a specific composer, performer, or piece.
Don't know what to search? See the Repertoire page.

Another option: search for anthologies with keywords like women or female.
Use the drop-down menu to limit your search to Sound recordings.

Screenshot of catalog search box with Sound recordings selected and 'african american' typed in search box

Here is just one example to get started (click to see search results):
Women composers


Suggest a Resource

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