Ethel Smyth was a friend of writer Virginia Woolf, and famous in her day as a composer. She was a strong, gregarious personality and traveled to conduct orchestras performing her works. She earned recognition in her day, which has since faded.
I was curious to check this out, because I read of her through reading about Virginia Woolf.
I find that Smyth's music on this disc is classical, with passages reminiscent of Vivaldi, elsewhere of Grieg; but only for about thirty seconds. It all moves by so quickly, the music starts a musical mood and then it flashes onto some other mood.