Women and Music

Women and Music : A History

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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.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 528 pages
  • 154.94 x 231.14 x 38.1mm | 498.95g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • 2nd edition
  • 37 b&w photos, 1 index
  • 025321422X
  • 9780253214225
  • 105,840

About Karin Anna Pendle

ContributorsAdrienne 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.Leslie Lassetter has published articles on Phishow more

Table of contents

Preliminary Table of Contents:ContentsPrefaceAbbreviationsFeminist Aesthetics1. Recovering Jouissance: Feminist Aesthetics and Music / Renee Cox LorraineAncient and Medieval Music2. Women and Music in Greece and Rome / Ann N. Michelini3. Women in Music to ca. 1450 / J. Michele EdwardsThe Fifteenth through the Eighteenth Centuries4. Musical Women in Early Modern Europe / Karin Pendle5. Musical Women of the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries / Barbara Garvey JacksonThe Nineteenth Century and the Great War6. European Composers and Musicians, ca. 1800-1890 / Nancy B. Reich7. European Composers and Musicians, 1880-1918 / Marcia Citron8. Women in American Music, 1800-1918 / Adrienne Fried Block, assisted by Nancy StewartModern Music around the Globe9. Contemporary British Composers / Catherine Roma10. Composers of Modern Europe, the Near East, Australia, and New Zealand / Karin Pendle and Robert Zierolf11. North America since ca. 1920 / J. Michele Edwards, with contributions by Leslie Lassetter12. American Popular Music in the Twentieth Century / S. Kay HokeWomen in the World of Music: Three Approaches Introduction / Robert Whitney Templeman13. Women and Music around the Mediterranean / L. JaFran Jones14. Women in the World of Music: Latin America / Robert Whitney Templeman15. American Women in Blues and Jazz / Michael J. BuddsThe Special Roles of Women16. Women's Support and Encouragement of Music and Musicians / Linda WhitesittGeneral BibliographyRecordingsContributorsIndexshow more

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" ... a thorough, insightful study of the rich musical heritage created by women." N. American Music Teachershow more

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