Classical Music Moonlighters

The Guardian has a great piece up highlighting “Classical Music Moonlighters“. The list of composers who worked on music after they finished their day jobs includes: Ethel Smyth (who was a composer first and turned to writing books – including a multi-volume autobiography – later in life) St. Hildegard of Bingen (abbess, mystic, healer, author, composer) Lera Auerbach (a novelist and visual artist, she is also well-known in Russia as a poet) Which makes me think: who else?  Clara Schumann was a pianist first and a composer second, and Nadia Boulanger was an educator first.  How many women were first…