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    Ethel Smyth: life as a suffragette and composer


    A life including political activism and a stint in prison didn’t stop Ethel Smyth’s extensive musical output. Taken from the August 2008 issue.

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    Ethel Smyth: A woman of substance


    Ethel Smyth’s talents as a composer have long been overshadowed by her political activism and her battles for women’s rights. In her 150th anniversary year, it’s time to celebrate her distinctive string music, says Catherine Nelson, in this article, taken from the August 2008 issue