Listen to female composers speaking in these exclusive archive recordings.
Scottish-born composer Thea Musgrave talks to Tom Service about her life in music.
In 1937, Dame Ethel Smyth describes meeting the Kaiser, and getting 'Der Wald' performed.
Nadia Boulanger explains her views on music to Bernard Keeffe. Broadcast in 1973.
Lutyens speaks to Bernard Palmer. Broadcast in 1969.
We explore the relationship between workspace and composition with Kaffe Matthews.
Sara Mohr-Pietsch travels to Kent, and visits the Georgian home studio of Tansy Davies.
Sara Mohr-Pietsch meets the Glasgow-based composer and visual artist Hanna Tuulikki.
Sara Mohr-Pietsch visits composer Roxanna Panufnik and her creative space.
Sara Mohr-Pietsch meets the young composer Laura Bowler
Sara Mohr-Pietsch visits the new Master of the Queen's Music, Judith Weir.
Sara Mohr-Pietsch visits the home of Claudia Molitor on the Sussex coast.
Sara Mohr-Pietsch explores the urban workspace of composer Emily Hall
Sara Mohr-Pietsch meets Liza Lim in her Manchester home
Sara Mohr-Pietsch visits the composing environment of Charlotte Bray
Sara Mohr-Pietsch travels to Berlin to visit Rebecca Saunders
Sara Mohr-Pietsch visits the north London home of Irish composer Jennifer Walshe
Sara Mohr-Pietsch visits Errollyn's composing studio in Trinity Laban Conservatoire
Sara Mohr-Pietsch heads to Paris to visit the home of Betsy Jolas
Reporting from the British Council Chinese Residencies Project
The American composer and performer Meredith Monk turned seventy in November 2012
Talking about their careers as composers, and their relationship as mother and daughter.
Tom Service meets Thea Musgrave, now in her eighties, and finds out what drives her.
Jenni Murray speaks to Elena Kats-Chernin for Woman's Hour. Recorded in 2008.
Elizabeth Maconchey talks about her music, composing is: "one's reason to be alive".