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Ethel Smyth (1858 - 1944)
4. The Wilderness Years
Thursday 15 July 2004 12:00-13:00 (Radio 3)
Repeated: Thursday 22 July 2004 0:00-1:00 (Radio 3)
Between 1910 and 1912 Ethel Smyth virtually gave up writing music and devoted herself to the suffragist cause. One of the few works Smyth completed in 1912 were the last two movements of her String Quartet in E minor. She had written the first two movements ten years earlier. Smyth was a friend and supporter of Emmeline Pankhurst, and wrote what became the marching anthem for the cause, The March of the Women.
The March of the Women