Five Centuries of Women Singers (Music Reference Collection Series #88)

Five Centuries of Women Singers (Music Reference Collection Series #88)

by Isabelle Emerson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0313308101

ISBN-13: 9780313308109

Pub. Date: 06/30/2005

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

Five Centuries of Women Singers explores the careers of twenty singers from the late sixteenth century to the middle of the twentieth. In addition to personal information, the stories of these singers tell a great deal about contemporary musical life, about musical and dramatic ideals of the time, and about performance practice. The experiences of the

Overview

Five Centuries of Women Singers explores the careers of twenty singers from the late sixteenth century to the middle of the twentieth. In addition to personal information, the stories of these singers tell a great deal about contemporary musical life, about musical and dramatic ideals of the time, and about performance practice. The experiences of the singers also reveal much about the business of music —how women were dealt with by teachers, impresarios, composers, and audiences—and the perseverance and pluck that were and are crucial ingredients of a successful career. The twenty singers were selected on the basis of their contribution to and influence on the art of singing, their significance in the history of performance, what their careers reveal about the life of a professional female musician, and finally for the originality of their achievements. All of the singers included reached the pinnacle of their art with persistence, ingenuity, and unsurpassed musicianship.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313308109
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
06/30/2005
Series:
Music Reference Collection Series, #88
Pages:
348
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.72(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface

Ladies of Italy

Laura Peverara (c. 1545-1601)

Vittoria Archilei (1550-1620s)

Virginia Ramponi Andreini (d. 1628 or 1630)

Adriana Basile (1580-c. 1640)

Francesca Caccini (1587-c. 1645)

Barbara Strozzi (1619-1677)

Anna Renzi (c. 1620-1660 or later)

Marie Le Rochois (c. 1658-1728)

Francesca Cuzzoni (1696-1778)

Faustina Bordoni (1700-1781)

Gertrude Elisabeth Schmäling Mara (1749-1833)

Anna Selina (Nancy) Storace (1765-1817)

Giuditta Pasta (1797-1865)

Wilhelmina Schröder-Devrient (1804-1860)

Jenny Lind (1820-1887)

Pauline Viardot-Garcia (1821-1910)

Lillian Nordica (1857-1914)

Helen Mitchell (Nellie) Melba (1861-1931)

Jane Bathori (1877-1970)

Marian Anderson (1897-1993)

Notes

Bibliography

Index

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