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One of the earliest women composers was Hildegard of Bingen (1098-1197) who wrote mystical poetry and songs. Fanny Mendelssohn (1805-1947) wrote about 500 songs and piano pieces as well as other chamber music. Most of her works remain unpublished. Clara Schuman (1819-1896) wrote works for her own use in performance including a Piano Trio, two concertos and many shorter pieces. Her nickname was "Queen of the Piano."
|Sheri Ann Richerson|