An always-interesting statistic lies in the gender binary in the classical music. Suby Raman, a composer and programmer, developed a stellar infographic for the male-vs.-female question in the composing circle. The number of female composers, as he noted, resonated most online — and it is not difficult to understand why. If you want to delve into the statistic even further, there is also a good graphic, to denote male/female conductors: For the wondrous spirit in us all, classical music, believe it or not, has been quantified before in a similar fashion. The infographic here, coming from Classicalite favorite Ricky O'Bannon, blankets the entire genre and provides a statistical analysis of classical in general for the 2014-15 season:
Earlier this summer, WQXR polled a series of listeners asking what their favorite idea would be for a 24-hour, new-music marathon. After a back-and-forth race, the contest concluded that the majority or people wanted Female Composers.