Gendering Musical Modernism: The Music of Ruth Crawford, Marion Bauer, and Miriam Gideon available in Hardcover
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- 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 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.
|Publisher:||Cambridge University Press|
|Series:||Cambridge Studies in Music Theory and Analysis Series , #15|
|Product dimensions:||6.85(w) x 9.72(h) x 0.75(d)|
About the Author
Ellie M. Hisama is Associate Professor of Music at Brooklyn College and the Graduate Center, City University of New York and is Director of the Institute for Studies in American Music at Brooklyn College.
Table of ContentsList of figures; List of tables; List of examples; Foreword Ian Bent; Acknowledgments; List of abbreviations; Note about technical terms; 1. Cultural analysis and post-tonal music; 2. The question of climax in Ruth Crawford's String Quartet, third movement; 3. Inscribing identities in Crawford's String Quartet, fourth movement; 4. The politics of contour in Crawford's 'Chinaman, Laundryman'; 5. Gender, sexuality, and performance in Marion Bauer's Toccata; 6. Musical sublimation in Bauer's 'Chromaticon'; 7. 'A Woman's Way of Responding to the World': Miriam Gideon's 'Night is My Sister'; 8. Feminist agency in Gideon's 'Esther'; Epilogue; Bibliography; Index.