July 21, There are over 6000 documented women composers but it’s hard to find them by their birthdate

Yesterday I found this web portal (belonging to the Kapralova Society) which lists links to databases of female composers.  It says there are over 6000.  Wikipedia has a lot listed here, but they are only categorized by their birth year, and they are missing many that Kapralova has catalogued.  You have to click on each name to find out the birthdate, if known.

Do any of you, dear readers, know a source I could use?  If not, we could try to build one.

Until that happens, I’m going to just choose women composers from these lists and see if I can find a youtube video of any of their recorded music.

Today, it’s Makiko Kinoshita (b. 1956), and all that Wiki says about her is she was born in Tokyo, where she studied, and that she won some awards. This is a link from Wikipedia to her website, but I couldn’t get it to load.

Here is her “Fantasie für Orchester; Fantasia for Orchestra” (1982)


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