In 2018, BBC Proms shined a little light on women composers
July 12, 2019 11:39 PM   Subscribe

In 2018 the BBC Proms made an effort to highlight women composers of classical music. There are some well-known names such as Alma Mahler, Clara Schumann and Delia Derbyshire (creator of the original Dr. Who theme) as well as less-familiar past and contemporary composers.
posted by under_petticoat_rule (2 comments total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
Delia Derbyshire created the first arrangement of the theme with a lot of creativity put into how it sounded - I think it's fair to say it wouldn't be remotely as iconic as it is without her. That said it was composed by Ron Grainer.
posted by edd at 2:13 AM on July 13, 2019 [1 favorite]

(And the Wikipedia article is well worth a read especially into why she didn't get enough credit initially, including how much Grainer respected her input, and how she didn't get what would have been a deserved -co-composer credit.)
posted by edd at 2:18 AM on July 13, 2019 [1 favorite]

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