Gender and the Musical Canon

ISBN-10: 0252069161

ISBN-13: 9780252069161

Edition: 2000

Authors: Marcia J. Citron
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Description: A classic in gender studies in music, Marcia J. Citron's comprehensive, balanced work lays a broad foundation for the study of women composers and their music. Drawing on a diverse body of feminist and interdisciplinary theory, Citron shows how the western art canon is not intellectually pure but the result of a complex mixture of attitudes, practices, and interests that often go unacknowledged and unchallenged. Winner of the Pauline Alderman Prize from the International Alliance of Women in Music,Gender and the Musical Canonexplores important elements of canon formation, such as notions of creativity, professionalism, and reception. Citron surveys the institutions of power, from performing organizations and the academy to critics and the publishing and recording industries, that affect what goes into the canon and what is kept out. She also documents the nurturing role played by women, including mothers, in cultivating female composers. In a new introduction, she assesses the book's reception by composers and critics, especially the reactions to her controversial reading of Ccile Chaminade's sonata for piano.A key volume in establishing how the concepts and assumptions that form the western art music canon affect female composers and their music,Gender and the Musical Canonalso reveals how these dynamics underpin many of the major issues that affect musicology as a discipline.

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Book details

List price: $33.00
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Publication date: 11/7/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 328
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.320

Preface
Introduction
Canonic issues
Creativity
Professionalism
Music as gendered discourse
Reception
The canon in practice
Notes
Bibliography
Index
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