Lecturer’s radio special sounds off on women’s history

Lecturer’s radio special sounds off on women’s history

By Dan Swann

Virginia Eskin gets to fulfill several of her passions at once with the power of music in her new radio program “First Ladies of Music.”

“You can’t have a life without music,” Eskin said. “It’s like a life without food or kissing. It’d be very barren.”

Eskin, a lecturer and visiting musician in the music department, created a 13-week radio special on WGBH-FM (89.7) with support from Northeastern University and WFMT-FM Chicago that will showcase past and present women composers. The program airs Sundays at 11 p.m.

“There’s no textbook that helps a teacher understand women composers,” she said. “I realized that if there was a course that started with Sappho and ended with Bj

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