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A strong- minded and strong- willed suf­fragette, and a large woman in ev­ery re­spect ( see “Wor­thy Women Com­posers”, This Eng­land’s An­nual 2017), Ethel Smyth com­posed a great deal of mu­sic. Sadly much of it is now for­got­ten, but a new CD of her tune­ful opera The Boatswain’s Mate has just been re­leased. It costs £ 14.95 and is avail­able on­line from Ama­zon or di­rect from: Ret­ro­spect Opera, 82 Queen’s Road, Chea­dle Hulme, Cheshire SK8 5HH, or from their web­site www.ret­ro­spec­t­opera.org.uk

Dame Ethel Smyth

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