Listen to 1200 Years of Women Composers
Everyone can rattle off at least a partial list of the Western world’s great composers, but we’re betting most if not all those composers would be male. Spotify‘s solution to this imbalance is to compile a massive playlist spanning 1,200 years of women composers, which doubles as a brief history of Western classical music. “It’s really fascinating to hear music constantly reinventing itself from the monophonic and deeply spiritual medieval chant of Hildegard all the way into Higdon’s lush and ultra-modern percussion concerto,” the accompanying text reads. You probably won’t make it through the whole thing in one sitting, but you can listen in full below.