New Historical Anthology of Music by Women
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"In this new edition of Historical Anthology of Music by Women, Briscoe offers an indispensable resource for our own moment.... He has commissioned new biographical and critical essays by leading musicologists such as Thomas J. Mathiesen, Elizabeth Aubrey, Suzanne Cusick, Ellen Rosand, and Mark Everist, thus making the most recent interpretations of these women and their music easily available for the classroom." -from the Foreword by Susan McClaryNew Historical Anthology of Music by Women updates the extremely popular collection with 55 compositions by 46 women composers from the ancient Greeks to the present. Each work is introduced by an informative essay by a specialist in the field, with recommendations for further reading, listening, and performing. Historical scores have been transcribed into modern notation for ease of use, and the works represent a wide variety of genres, including solo songs, chamber music, piano music, and orchestral scores. Composers include Sappho, Hildegard of Bingen, Barbara Strozzi, Clara Schumann, and Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel. The anthology includes a foreword by Susan McClary, the leading scholar on women's music. New Historical Anthology of Music by Women is supplemented by an expanded 3-CD set featuring newly commissioned recordings.Contributors: Elizabeth Aubrey, Laura Barcelo-Lastra, Melissa Blakesly, Adrienne Fried Block, Marcia J. Citron, Suzanne Cusick, David Gordon Duke, Susan Erickson, Mark Everist, Jill Munroe Fankhauser, Annegret Fauser, Nancy Fierro, Susan M. Filler, Barbara Garvey Jackson, Bryony Jones, Michael Klaper, Carolyn Lindeman, Roberta Lindsey, Thomas J. Mathiesen, Hidemi Matsushita, Susan McClary, Sharon Mirchandani, Craig B. Parker, Karin Pendle, Barbara A. Petersen, Martin Picker, Janet Pollack, Caroline Potter, Nancy B. Reich, Ellen Rosand, Judith Rosen, and Diane Touliatos-Milesis.show more

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  • Paperback | 536 pages
  • 246 x 278 x 40mm | 1,261g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • 55 figures, 1 bibliog.
  • 0253216834
  • 9780253216830
  • 1,299,676

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""In this new edition of Historical Anthology of Music by Women, Briscoe offers an indispensable resource for our own moment. . . . He has commissioned new biographical and critical essays by leading musicologists such as Thomas J. Mathiesen, Elizabeth Aubrey, Suzanne Cusick, Ellen Rosand, and Mark Everist, thus making the most recent interpretations of these women and their music easily available for the classroom.""show more

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Foreword by Susan McClaryPreface Further Reference 1. Sappho "On the throne of many hues, Immortal Aphrodite," "The sweet melody of reed pipe and [kithara] mingled" 2. Kassia "Augustus, the Monarch," "The Fallen Woman" 3. Hildegard von Bingen "O virgo ac diadema" "Kyrie" "O rubor sanguinis" 4. Comtessa de Dia "A chantar" 5. Dame Margot and Dame Maroie de Diergnau "Je vous pri, dame Maroie" 6. Margaret of Austria "Se je souspire/Ecce iterum" 7. Anne Boleyn "O Deathe, rock me asleepe" [attributed] 8. Maddalena Casulana Madrigal VI, "Morte-Che voi?-Te chiamo" 9. Francesca Caccini "Maria, dolce Maria," sacred madrigal from Il Primo libro di madrigale "Aria of the Shepherd" from the opera La Liberazione di Ruggiero 10. Barbara Strozzi Hor che Apollo, Cantata for soprano, two violins, and continuo11. Isabella Leonarda Kyrie and "Crucifixus" (from the Credo) of Missa Prima, Opus 18 12. Elizabeth-Claude Jacquet de la Guerre "La Flamande" and "Chaconne et son double" from Suite in D minor for harpsichord Semele, cantata for voice, violin, and continuo 13. Maria Margherita Grimani "Sinfonia" from Pallade e Marte, opus dramaticum 14. Anna Amalie "Adagio" from Sonata for Flute and Continuo in F 15. Marianna von Martines "Allegro" from Sonata in A for piano16. Maria Theresia von Paradis "Morgenlied eines armen Mannes" for voice and harpsichord 17. Maria Agata Szymanowska "Nocturne in B-flat" for piano18. Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel "Schwanenlied" for voice and piano 19. Clara Wieck Schumann "Er ist gekommen durch Sturm und Regen," song for voice and piano "Allegro Moderato" from Trio in G minor for Piano, Violin, and Cello Variations on a Theme by Robert Schumann for piano 20. Louise Farrenc "Allegro deciso" from Trio in E minor for flute, cello, and piano 21. Pauline Viardot "Die Beschworung," from Zwolf Gedichte von Pushkin for voice and piano 22. Amy Beach "In the Twilight," for voice and piano "A Hermit Thrush at Morn," for piano "Scherzo" from Concerto for Piano and Orchestra23. Teresa Carreno "Venise," from Italian Sketches Op.33, No.1, for piano 24. Cecile Chaminade "Allegro," movement I from Sonata in C minor for piano25. Dame Ethyl Smyth Scene from Act I of the opera The Wreckers26. May Frances Aufderheide "The Thriller!"27. Lili Boulanger "Demain fera un an" from Clairieres dans le ciel 28. Alma Mahler "Der Erkennende" for voice and piano 29. Rebecca Clarke "Allegro vigoroso" movement III from Trio for Piano, Violin, and Cello 30. Germaine Tailleferre "Modere sans lenteur" from Sonata in C-sharp minor for violin and piano 31. Ruth Crawford Seeger Prelude no. 2 for piano String Quartet 1931, movements 3 and 4 "Rat Riddles" from Three Songs for Contralto, Oboe, Percussion, and Orchestral Ostinati32. Florence Price "Song to the Dark Virgin," for voice and piano33. Elsa Barraine Ouvrage de Dame, Theme and Variations for woodwind quintet34. Miriam Gideon The Hound of Heaven, for voice, oboe, and string trio35. Grazyna Bacewicz Sonata II for Piano36. Louise Talma La Corona (Seven Sonnets by John Donne), for mixed chorus 37. Julia Perry Homunculus C.F., for percussion, harp, and piano37. Vivian Fine "The Triumph of Alcestis," from the ballet Alcestis 38. Jean Coulthard "Sarabande," from Sonata for Cello and Piano 39. Violet Archer "Preamble," from Sonata for Alto Saxophone and Piano40. Pauline Oliveros "Teach Tourself to Fly," "Tumbling Song," and "Zina's Circle" from Sonic Meditations 41. Thea Musgrave "Monologue of Mary," from the opera Mary, Queen of Scots42. Ellen Taafe Zwilich Symphony No. 1, movement 143. Augusta Read Thomas ...circle around the sun..., Trio for piano, violin, and cello General Bibliographyshow more

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