Women and Music: A History

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Karin Pendle
Indiana University Press, Apr 22, 2001 - Music - 528 pages
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This updated, expanded, and reorganized edition of Women and Music features even more women composers, performers, and patrons, even more musical contexts, and an expanded view of women in music outside Europe and North America. A popular university textbook, Women and Music is enlightening for scholars, a good source of programming ideas for performers, and a pleasure for other music lovers

 

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Contents

Feminist Aesthetics and Music
3
II Women and Music in Ancient Greece and Rome
21
III Women in Music to ca 1450
26
IV Musical Women in Early Modern Europe
57
V Musical Women of the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries
97
VI European Composers and Musicians ca 18001890
147
VII European Composers and Musicians 18801918
175
VIII Women in American Music 18001918
193
XII American Popular Music
387
Introduction
419
XIII Women and Music around the Mediterranean
422
Latin America NativeAmerica and the African Diaspora
438
XV American Women in Blues and Jazz
460
XVI Womens Support and Encouragement of Musicand Musicians
481
GENERAL BIBLIOGRAPHY
495
INDEX
501

IX Contemporary British Composers
227
X Composers of Modern Europe Israel Australia and New Zealand
252
XI North America since 1920
314
CONTRIBUTORS
515
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Adrienne Fried Block is a musicologist who has long specialized in music by American women. She is author of Amy Beach, Passionate Victorian: The Life and Work of an American Composer.

Michael J. Budds is a musicologist on the faculty of the University of Missouri, Columbia. He is author of Jazz in the Sixties: The Expansion of Musical Resources and Techniques.

Marcia Citron, Professor of Musicology at Rice University, is author of the award-winning volume Gender and the Musical Canon and two other books on women in music, Letters of Fanny Hensel to Felix Mendelssohn and Cecile Chaminade: A Bio-bibliography. She also works on operas on film and has written Opera on the Screen.

J. Michele Edwards, conductor and musicologist, is Professor of Music and also teaches in the Women's and Gender Studies Program at Macalester College, St. Paul, Minnesota. Recent projects include a recording of Marta Ptaszynska's Holocaust Memorial Cantata, essays about Julia Perry and Frederique Petrides, articles for the Revised New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, and presentations about Japanese women composers. She is currently preparing a book about Ruth Crawford Seeger's String Quartet (1931).

S. Kay Hoke chairs the Division of Fine Arts at Brevard College in the mountains of North Carolina. Currently she serves as a national workshop leader for Music! World! Opera!, a program sponsored by Opera America, and is writing a book on Douglas Moore's opera The Ballad of Baby Doe.

Barbara Garvey Jackson is a professional violinist and Professor Emerita of Music at the University of Arkansas. She is founder and publisher of Clar-Nan Editions, a firm specializing in music by women of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.

The late L. JaFran Jones, an ethnomusicologist, was head of the music department at the University of Toledo, Ohio.

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