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Women Composers The Lost Tradition Found

ISBN-10: 155861074X
ISBN-13: 9781558610743
Edition: 2nd 1994
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Description: With newly recovered information about women composers as well as an updated listing of available scores and recordings, this edition brings together musical and biographical material about 25 composers from the 11th to the 20th centuries; discusses  More...

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Book details

List price: $19.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1994
Publisher: Feminist Press at The City University of New York
Publication date: 11/1/1993
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

With newly recovered information about women composers as well as an updated listing of available scores and recordings, this edition brings together musical and biographical material about 25 composers from the 11th to the 20th centuries; discusses each composer in context and analyzes the conditions required for women to compose and for their works to survive.

Foreword to the Second Edition
Preface
Featured Compositions and Coordinated Tapes
Introduction
The Medieval and Baroque Periods
Hildegard of Bingen (1098-1179): Life in the Medieval Convents
Francesca Caccini (1587-ca. 1640): The Medici Court of Florence
Barbara Strozzi (1619-1664): The Venitian Musical Academies
Isabella Leonarda (1620-1704): The Convent in Novara
Elisabeth-Claude Jacquet de la Guerre (1666-1729): The Court of Louis XIV
The Classical Period
Anna Amalia, Princess of Prussia (1723-1787): The Court of Frederick the Great
Anna Amalia, Duchess of Saxe-Weimar (1739-1807): The Court of Weimar
Maria Theresia von Paradis (1759-1824): Vienna and Beyond
The Romantic Period - Songs
Louise Reichardt (1779-1826): The Romantic Spirit
Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel (1805-1847): Domestic Music Making
Josephine Lang (1815-1880): The Public Sphere
Clara Wieck Schumann (1819-1896:)Touring Artist and Composer
Pauline Viardot-Garcia (1821-1910): International Recognition
The Romantic Period and Early Twentieth Century - Instrumental Music
Jeanne-Louise Dumont Farrenc (1804-1875): Pianist and Composer
Louise Pauline Marie Heritte-Viardot (1841-1918): Musical Families
Cecile Chaminade (1857-1944): Chevaliere de la Legion d'Honneure
Lili Boulanger (1893-1918): The Prix de Rome
Amy Marcy Cheney Beach (1867-1944): U.S. Symphonist
Rebecca Clarke (1886-1979): English Performer and Composer
Six Living U.S. Composers
Katherine Hoover (b. 1937): Virtuoso Flutist and Composer
Ellen Taaffe Zwilich (b. 1939): The Pulitzer Prize
Ruth Schonthal (b. 1924): Emigre Composer and Teacher
Barbara Kolb (b. 1939): New Vistas
Marga Richter (b. 1926): Chamber Music and Orchestral Composer
Judith Lang Zaimont (b. 1945): Pianist, Author, Composer
Appendix 1: Music Appreciation Textbooks Ranked in Order of Number of Women Composers Mentioned
Appendix 2: Record Companies Featuring Women Composers
Appendix 3: An Outline of Western Music from 850 through the 1940s
Appendix 4: A Selected List of Publishers Featuring Women Composers
Appendix 5: A Selected List of Twentieth-Century Women Conductors
Appendix 6: Recordings Available from Leonarda Productions
Recommended Reading
Acknowledgments

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