Women Composers: The Lost Tradition Found

Women Composers: The Lost Tradition Found

by Diane Peacock Jezic
     
 

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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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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.

Editorial Reviews

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.
Booknews
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)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780935312942
Publisher:
Feminist Press at CUNY, The
Publication date:
03/28/1989
Series:
Diane Peacock Jezic Series on Women and MU
Pages:
256

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