Honoring Fathers

It can be hard to look past the stories of those composers who faced obstacles in their art at the hands of their own parents.  There are some famous stories – from Germaine Tailleferre, who changed her name to break ties with her father, and Ethel Smyth, who had to battle her dad to be able to study and work in music. However!  Father’s Day weekend is a great time to remember and be thankful for the fathers who supported their daughters, even when it went against social expectations or propriety.  Here are just a few of the many examples…