Library and Information Services, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

Sunday, 1 September 2013

Reading Lists, Tracklists, Feminists

We're compiling reading lists to reflect the various course handbooks at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. These lists will be available via Moodle/Mahara for our staff and students, but will also be available via our online catalogue (

But did you know you can also compile tracklists on our streaming services, Naxos and Alexander Street Press's Classical Music Library?

Just for fun, let's start a tracklist. Give me your suggestions for classical music about strong women - like Wagner's The Ride of the Valkyries - and I'll compile a list after my week's annual leave.

Ian Higgins suggests via Twitter:-

"Beethoven's Leonore (esp the 3rd overture). Lots in Handel. Strong heroines in Berlioz - Cassandra, and Beatrice in his Much Ado."

Another suggestion via Twitter, from @Schopflin:-
"Characters like Norma and Susanna in Figaro?"

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