Women's Voices Across Musical Worlds / Edition 1

Women's Voices Across Musical Worlds / Edition 1

by Jane A. Bernstein
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1555535887

ISBN-13: 9781555535889

Pub. Date: 10/30/2003

Publisher: Northeastern University Press

Written by a distinguished group of musicologists and ethnomusicologists, the essays collected here provide a cross-cultural and cross-historical view of the roles women have played as creators and performers and the representation of women in world, popular, and western art music.

Organized in five sections, the readings deal with a broad spectrum of topics and

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Written by a distinguished group of musicologists and ethnomusicologists, the essays collected here provide a cross-cultural and cross-historical view of the roles women have played as creators and performers and the representation of women in world, popular, and western art music.

Organized in five sections, the readings deal with a broad spectrum of topics and approaches about women, gender, and sexuality in music across Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and the Americas from the twelfth century to the present. Included are such significant themes as class and sexual politics in domestic and professional music making, the sequestration of female musical performance, the lament, gender identity through performance, and women singers as empowered voices of the people.

In celebrating the diversity of women's musical voices, this eclectic collection will appeal to students, scholars, and general readers interested in music history, world music, and women's studies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781555535889
Publisher:
Northeastern University Press
Publication date:
10/30/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
372
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.08(d)

Table of Contents

Illustrationsxi
Acknowledgmentsxv
Introduction: On Women and Music3
Part 1Public Voices, Private Voices
Introduction13
Chapter 1The Power of Class: Fanny Hensel and the Mendelssohn Family18
Chapter 2The Illusion of India's "Public" Dancers36
Chapter 3"Fighting in Frills": Women and the Prix de Rome in French Cultural Politics60
Part 2Cloistered Voices
Introduction87
Chapter 4Music for the Love Feast: Hildegard of Bingen and the Song of Songs92
Chapter 5Putting Bolognese Nun Musicians in their Place118
Part 3Empowered Voices
Introduction143
Chapter 6Voices of the People: Umm Kulthum147
Chapter 7"Thanks for My Weapons in Battle--My Voice and the Desire to Use It": Women and Protest Music in the Americas166
Chapter 8Tori Amos's Inner Voices187
Part 4Lamenting Voices
Introduction209
Chapter 9Having Her Say: The Blues as the Black Woman's Lament213
Chapter 10Abandoned Heroines: Women's Voices in Handel's Cantatas232
Part 5Gendered Voices and Performance
Introduction257
Chapter 11The Nightingale and the Partridge: Singing and Gender among Prespa Albanians261
Chapter 12Women Playing Men in Italian Opera, 1810-1835285
Chapter 13Shifting Selves: Embodied Metaphors in Nihon Buyo308
Selected Bibliography327
List of Contributors341
Index345

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