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In the episode released Wednesday, Feb. 10, Susan speaks with Rebecca Geoffroy-Schwinden, assistant professor of music history in the UNT College of Music.

She takes Susan on a journey to Europe from the 1770s to 1820s--precisely Beethoven's lifetime--to explore the musical worlds of women and girls. Geoffroy-Schwinden discusses the socio-economic possibilities that music provided to women even as it became increasingly impossible for a female Beethoven to steal the European stage. She also reflects on how current attitudes about this time period shape the way its female musicians are viewed today.

Produced by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of North Texas, this podcast takes a deeper look at the personal and professional lives of members of the OLLI at UNT community. 

The lifelong learning program offers non-credit courses and events for adults 50 and older. Listen to their latest podcast below, or on their website here.