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A celebration of historical Finnish women who wrote music, Part 1: Activists strive for gender equality

List of Authors: Susanna Välimäki, Nuppu Koivisto
Publisher: Music Finland
Place: Helsinki
Publication year: 2019
Journal: Finnish Music Quarterly
Journal acronym: FMQ
Issue number: 8.2.2019
eISSN: 0782-1069


The history of Finnish music is unexpectedly rich in women who have
written music. Nearly three dozen interesting personalities may be found
in the 19th and early 20th centuries alone. The present article is an introduction to the research of this largely unexplored
group of Finnish classical composers. The article is based on a book project Sävelten tyttäret: Säveltävät naiset Suomen historiassa 1700-luvun lopulta 1900-luvun alkuun [Daughters of music: Finnish Women Composers, from the late 18th to the early 20th centuries] by Susanna Välimäki and Nuppu Koivisto. The article also showcases a concert series given by violinist Mirka Malmi to give voice to this forgotten music by Finnish women composers.

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