Unsung: A History of Women in American Music

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Hal Leonard Corporation, 2001 - History - 382 pages
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In this new edition of the classic text in the field, Christine Ammer surveys a full 200 years of women active in American music. From the earliest organists to contemporary innovators in jazz, succinct biographical sketches show the influences of and influences on hundreds of musicians. Adding significantly to the list, Ammer now chronicles important strides women musicians have made in the last 20 years.
  

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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 ... Read full review

Contents

THE FIRST FLOWERING AT THE ORGAN
13
THE LADY VIOLINISTS AND OTHER STRING PLAYERS
32
SEATED AT THE KEYBOARD
62
THE FIRST LADY COMPOSERS
91
APARTHEID THE ALLWOMENS ORCHESTRAS
118
AMERICAN COMPOSERS IN EUROPEAN IDIOMS
139
GRASS ROOTS COMPOSERS IN AMERICAN IDIOMS
166
OPERA COMPOSERS AND CONDUCTORS
192
ELECTRONIC MUSIC MIXED MEDIA FILM PERFORMANCE ART
230
TODAYS ORCHESTRAS CONDUCTORS AND INSTRUMENTALISTS
249
TEACHING MUSIC
282
ANGELS AND ADVOCATES
303
WOMEN MUSICIANS IN THIRTEEN MAJOR US ORCHESTRAS
313
NOTES
314
BIBLIOGRAPHY
346
INDEX
361

CONTEMPORARY AND POSTMODERN IDIOMS AFTER 1950
212

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About the author (2001)

Christine Ammer is the author of more than three dozen reference books, on subjects ranging from classical music to women's health. Her books on words and phrases include "Facts on File Dictionary of Cliches; Seeing Red or Tickled Pink; Fighting Words from War, Rebellion, and Other Combative Capers; Southpaws and Sunday Punches; Cool Cats and Top Dogs;" and" Fruitcakes and Couch Potatoes. "She lives in Lexington, Massachusetts.

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