Cultural historian Anna, a visiting fellow at the University of Oxford, follows her biographies of Milton and Lady Raleigh with Sounds and Sweet Airs, revealing the hidden stories of eight remarkable female composers. From Medici Florence in the 1620s to GLC London in the 1970s she paints a vivid picture of an inspiring, ambitious group of women who present a complex picture of artistic endeavour and achievement that deserves to be part of our cultural heritage.