Unsung: a history of women in American music
Boston Globe declared of the 1st edition in 1980 " the book gives long overdue recognition to the role of women in the development of American music"; Booklist called the release "a publishing event". 2 new chapters; paper ed available.
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Unsung: a history of women in American musicUser Review - Book Verdict
Revised and expanded from the 1980 version (Greenwood), this "Century Edition" of the first book to survey the role of women in American music history from 1800 to 2000 reflects the information explosion in the field as evidenced by the bibliography, which includes about five dozen sources appearing after 1979. In terms of revisions, Ammer (The HarperCollins Dictionary of Music, 3d ed.) has gracefully rewritten unclear passages and corrected facts. Expansions include 18 halftone photos (not seen), updated information about women included in the first edition, and the addition of more women and more subjects: blues, jazz, ragtime, and "international fusion." Two new chapters cover electronic music, mixed media, film, performance art, and women as advocates and patrons of serious American music-making. This second edition follows the first's suit and omits women singers because "[t]hey only compete with other women in their own voice parts, and hence are immune to the gender discrimination faced by women composers, instrumentalists, and conductors." This excellent reworking of an indispensable title is highly recommended. Bonnie Jo Dopp, Univ. of Maryland Libs., College Park ...
Women Making Music: The Western Art Tradition, 1150-1950
Jane M. Bowers,Judith Tick
Limited preview - 1987
Preface to the Century Edition
Preface to the First Edition
The First FloweringAt the Organ
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