Five Lives in Music
Women Performers, Composers, and Impresarios from the Baroque to the Present
Publication Year: 2012
Published by: University of Illinois Press
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I began writing for the Washington Post as a music critic in 1963, a few days before John F. Kennedy’s...
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The inspiration to embark on this book and to sustain my determination while doing the research and writing has depended to a great extent on the encouragement and support of many...
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In 1792, British author Mary Wollstonecraft published A Vindication of the Rights of Women, arguing women’s right to vote. The book was a small but important part of the numerous waves of feminism that have continued to focus attention on improving the role...
1. Duchess Sophie-Elizabeth: Composer, Harpsichordist, and Impresario in the North German Baroque
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Born a princess at the court of Güstrow, an active north German cultural center, Duchess Sophie-Elisabeth of Braunschweig-Lüneburg (August 20, 1613–July 12, 1676) made a distinctive mark on...
2. Elizabeth-Claude Jacquet de La Guerre: Versailles and Paris in the Twilight of the Ancien Régime
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If you know something of the palace of Versailles, the city of Paris, and the landscapes of Jean-Antoine Watteau, you have glimpsed the world of the French composer, harpsichordist, and organist Elisabeth...
3. Josephine Lang: The Music of Romanticism in South German Cultural Life
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The birth of Josephine Caroline Lang in Munich on March 14, 1815, crowned a remarkable musical dynasty with perhaps its most illustrious member. Aside from the situations of Lang’s contemporaries...
4. Maria Bach: Vienna from Imperial Splendor to the Second Republic
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On February 19, 1930, after a performance of music by the Viennese composer Maria Bach (1896–1978), an unidentified critic for the Neue Freie Presse slung demeaning arrows: “...
Ann Schein: An American Concert Pianist in Today's World
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This author has been hearing Ann Schein play since we were both about junior high school age. In fact, a prodigy first recognized when she climbed up on the piano bench at the age of three...
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Publication Year: 2012