Women and music in America since 1900: an encyclopedia, Volume 1

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Greenwood Press, 2002 - Music - 747 pages
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The 20th century heard a rich sound coming from America: women making music. Other works may be strictly biographical or cover only one type of musician. This two volume, A-to-Z encyclopedia represents the first major effort to describe the role of women in all forms of music in the United States since 1900. The significance of an individual's contribution, rather than their popularity, determined who was featured in this collection. Included individuals must also have been born in, been a resident of, or made most of her contributions in the United States. Each entry concludes with a short list of further readings. Photos accompany nearly 100 entries. A preface, an introductory historical overview, a chronology, a guide to related topics, a list of contributors, a general bibliography, and an index help to present the full spectrum of American women who changed the face of music in the 1900s. Book jacket.

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Burns (music, Florida Intl. Univ.) oversees this alphabetically arranged reference set on women composers, performers, teachers, and scholars from all genres of music since 1900, as well as issues ... Read full review


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