Gendering Musical Modernism: The Music of Ruth Crawford, Marion Bauer, and Miriam Gideon

Gendering Musical Modernism: The Music of Ruth Crawford, Marion Bauer, and Miriam Gideon

by Ellie M. Hisama
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521028434

ISBN-13: 9780521028431

Pub. Date: 03/31/2006

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book explores the work of three significant American women composers of the twentieth century: Ruth Crawford, Marion Bauer and Miriam Gideon. It offers information on both their lives and music and skillfully interweaves history and musical analysis in ways that both the specialist and the more general reader will find compelling. Ellie Hisama suggests

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This book explores the work of three significant American women composers of the twentieth century: Ruth Crawford, Marion Bauer and Miriam Gideon. It offers information on both their lives and music and skillfully interweaves history and musical analysis in ways that both the specialist and the more general reader will find compelling. Ellie Hisama suggests that recognizing the impact of a composer's identity on the music itself imparts valuable ways of hearing and understanding these works and breaks important new ground toward constructing a feminist music theory.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521028431
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/31/2006
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Music Theory and Analysis Series, #15
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
220
Product dimensions:
6.85(w) x 9.72(h) x 0.47(d)

Table of Contents

List of figures
List of tables
List of examples
Foreword
Acknowledgments
List of abbreviations
Note about technical terms
1Cultural analysis and post-tonal music1
2The question of climax in Ruth Crawford's String Quartet, third movement12
3Inscribing identities in Crawford's String Quartet, fourth movement35
4The politics of contour in Crawford's "Chinaman, Laundryman"60
5Gender, sexuality, and performance in Marion Bauer's Toccata99
6Musical sublimation in Bauer's "Chromaticon"122
7"A Woman's Way of Responding to the World": Miriam Gideon's "Night is my Sister"139
8Feminist agency in Gideon's "Esther"163
Epilogue181
Bibliography183
Index192

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