Women Composers of Classical Music: 369 Biographies from 1550 into the 20th Century

Women Composers of Classical Music: 369 Biographies from 1550 into the 20th Century

by Mary F. McVicker
     
 

As early as the 1500s, a surprising number of women have composed classical music. Many were successful, finding venues for both publishing and performing their music; others found the social barriers for women impossible to overcome. This book provides access to these composers, both well known and obscure. Arranged chronologically by era, the profiles are further

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Overview

As early as the 1500s, a surprising number of women have composed classical music. Many were successful, finding venues for both publishing and performing their music; others found the social barriers for women impossible to overcome. This book provides access to these composers, both well known and obscure. Arranged chronologically by era, the profiles are further divided into countries. For each female composer within a country, a brief biographical sketch is provided, as well as a description of her body of work. This text also includes an extensive timeline of operatic works by female composers.

Editorial Reviews

Booklist
a useful guide...recommended
Feminist Collections
well-researched and well-written...recommend[ed]
ARBA
"an interesting overview of women composers through the centuries...recommended"

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786443970
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
02/14/2011
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
260
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

Mary F. McVicker, who has degrees in law and finance, writes full-time from Oak Park, Illinois. She is the author of four previous books.

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