As the Proms will be featuring Smyth’s music on no fewer than FIVE concerts during the 2022 season, BBC Culture ran a detailed article on her life and music last week. Beverley D’Silva interviewed Leah Broad, Sophie Fuller, Melly Still, Stephen Langridge and Amy Zigler in advance of the July 24 Prom 13 semi-staged performance of The Wreckers by the Glyndebourne Opera Company.
Read the article here.
Listen to the BBC Radio 3 broadcast through the end of August here.
Subscribe to Glyndebourne’s livestream and watch the production yourself here.
For more information on the history and manuscripts of The Wreckers, be sure to listen to BBC Radio 4’s episode of Tales from the Stave!
Feel free to browse our Music Manuscripts list! The list of music manuscripts and correspondence was compiled by Amy Zigler.
Here is a discussion by conductor James Blachly about his experience conducting the U.S. premiere of Dame Ethel Smyth’s “The Prison.” This article is from March 2018, but still an interesting read! You may access the article here.
Feel free to browse our Works list! The list of works and places to purchase or access the works was compiled by Amy Zigler.
Our Ethel Smyth biography is now available!
Ethel Smyth scholar Amy Zigler, Ph.D. has given us a short and concise overview of Smyth’s music and life! Amy is almost exclusively responsible for the content of this website, and in her own words:
It is the goal of this website to bring attention to Smyth’s body of work and to encourage scholars and music lovers to explore her life and music. Listings of performances and reviews will be added periodically, a timeline of events is forthcoming, and a working bibliography will be posted soon. If you know of an upcoming performance or wish to have your performance posted, please do let us know. Only by hearing her music will her place in music history be determined.