Women Composers: The Lost Tradition Found

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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.

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Overview

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.

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Library Journal
Introduced by thoughtful essays on feminist aesthetics and attitudes toward musicology, this welcome book covers 25 composers from the 12th through the 20th centuries (nine of whom are not found in the Historical Anthology of Music by Women , LJ 2/15/87). Each chapter gives an outline of important dates in the composer's life, a short commentary on her works in general, specific notes on a piece or two that can be heard on a separately available cassette tape (from Leonarda Productions), and a works list, discography, and short bibliography. Useful appendixes list sources for recordings, additional 20th-century women composers, and music appreciation textbooks that do and do not include women. A chart of Western music history that mentions more women composers than are included in the book gives a fuller picture of their number. A good, accessible guide for a teacher or self-directed student.-- Bonnie Jo Dopp, District of Columbia P.L.
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New edition of a resource focusing on 25 women composers of Western music, from the 12th through the 20th centuries. Each profile provides an introduction to the composer's life, analysis of her music, a checklist of her works, and a bibliography. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781558610736
  • Publisher: Feminist Press at The City University of New York
  • Publication date: 2/28/1994
  • Series: Diane Peacock Jezic Series on Women and Music
  • Edition description: 2nd ed.
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword to the Second Edition
Preface
Featured Compositions and Coordinated Tapes
Introduction 1
Pt. 1 The Medieval and Baroque Periods
Hildegard of Bingen (1098-1179): Life in the Medieval Convents 11
Francesca Caccini (1587-ca. 1640): The Medici Court of Florence 17
Barbara Strozzi (1619-1664): The Venitian Musical Academies 25
Isabella Leonarda (1620-1704): The Convent in Novara 31
Elisabeth-Claude Jacquet de la Guerre (1666-1729): The Court of Louis XIV 37
Pt. 2 The Classical Period
Anna Amalia, Princess of Prussia (1723-1787): The Court of Frederick the Great 47
Anna Amalia, Duchess of Saxe-Weimar (1739-1807): The Court of Weimar 51
Maria Theresia von Paradis (1759-1824): Vienna and Beyond 57
Pt. 3 The Romantic Period - Songs
Louise Reichardt (1779-1826): The Romantic Spirit 65
Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel (1805-1847): Domestic Music Making 73
Josephine Lang (1815-1880): The Public Sphere 83
Clara Wieck Schumann (1819-1896:)Touring Artist and Composer 91
Pauline Viardot-Garcia (1821-1910): International Recognition 103
Pt. 4 The Romantic Period and Early Twentieth Century - Instrumental Music
Jeanne-Louise Dumont Farrenc (1804-1875): Pianist and Composer 121
Louise Pauline Marie Heritte-Viardot (1841-1918): Musical Families 129
Cecile Chaminade (1857-1944): Chevaliere de la Legion d'Honneure 133
Lili Boulanger (1893-1918): The Prix de Rome 139
Amy Marcy Cheney Beach (1867-1944): U.S. Symphonist 147
Rebecca Clarke (1886-1979): English Performer and Composer 157
Pt. 5 Six Living U.S. Composers
Katherine Hoover (b. 1937): Virtuoso Flutist and Composer 165
Ellen Taaffe Zwilich (b. 1939): The Pulitzer Prize 173
Ruth Schonthal (b. 1924): Emigre Composer and Teacher 183
Barbara Kolb (b. 1939): New Vistas 193
Marga Richter (b. 1926): Chamber Music and Orchestral Composer 201
Judith Lang Zaimont (b. 1945): Pianist, Author, Composer 211
Appendix 1: Music Appreciation Textbooks Ranked in Order of Number of Women Composers Mentioned 224
Appendix 2: Record Companies Featuring Women Composers 228
Appendix 3: An Outline of Western Music from 850 through the 1940s 229
Appendix 4: A Selected List of Publishers Featuring Women Composers 237
Appendix 5: A Selected List of Twentieth-Century Women Conductors 238
Appendix 6: Recordings Available from Leonarda Productions 239
Recommended Reading 243
Acknowledgments 249
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