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This collection of 51 works by 37 composers is the first compendium of its kind. The compositions, spanning eleven centuries of Western art music, are vital and important and illustrate advanced compositional trends of their age. The earliest works reproduced are two Byzantine chants by Kassia (fl. 840); the most recent is the first movement of Ellen Zwilich's Symphony No. 1, which received the Pulitzer Prize for music in 1983. Some of the outstanding early composers included are Hildegard von Bingen (fl. 1150), Maddalena Casulana (fl. 1560), Francesca Caccini (fl. 1620), and Elisabeth-Claude Jacquet de la Guerre (fl. 1700). From the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries come compositions by Marianne von Martinez, Maria Szymanowska, Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel, Pauline Viardot, Clara Schumann, and Amy Beach. Among the twentieth-century composers are Ruth Crawford Seeger, Grazyna Bacewicz, Louise Talma, Pauline Oliveros, and Thea Musgrave. Each composer is introduced in a short essay written by an authority on the period or, in the case of some of the living composers, the artist herself. The essays discuss the main aspects of the individual composer's life, her style, and her output, and they suggest additional readings. Since this anthology is designed for use in courses in women's studies, music appreciation, and music history, all style periods and important genres are represented, and all the works in the collection are available on recordings or are easily performed. Historical Anthology of Music by Women reflects the growing interest in and recognition of women's contributions to the arts in general and to music in particular.

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  1. Cover
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  1. Half Title Page
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  1. Title Page
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  1. Copyright
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  1. Contents
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  1. Foreword
  2. Jane Bowers
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  1. Preface
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  1. Kassia
  2. Diane Touliatos-Banker
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  1. Hildegard von Bingen
  2. Barbara Jean Jeskalian
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  1. Countess of Dia
  2. Beverly J. Evans
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  1. Anne Boleyn
  2. Edith Borroff
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  1. Maddalena Casulana
  2. Beatrice Pescerelli
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  1. Francesca Caccini
  2. Carolyn Raney
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  1. Isabella Leonarda
  2. Barbara Garvey Jackson
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  1. Elizabeth-Claude Jacquet de la Guerre
  2. Susan Erickson
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  1. Maria Margherita Grimani
  2. Barbara Garvey Jackson
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  1. Anna Amalie
  2. Jane P. Ambrose
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  1. Marianne von Martinez
  2. Karin Pendle
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  1. Maria Theresia von Paradis
  2. Karin Pendle
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  1. Maria Agata Szymanowska
  2. Nancy Fierro
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  1. Josephine Lang
  2. Marcia J. Citron
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  1. Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel
  2. Marcia J. Citron
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  1. Clara Schumann
  2. Nancy B. Reich
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  1. Louise Farrenc
  2. Bea Friedland
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  1. Pauline Viardot-Garcia
  2. Austin B. Caswell
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  1. Amy Marcy Beach
  2. Adrienne Fried Block
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  1. Cécile Chaminade
  2. James R. Briscoe
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  1. Dame Ethel Smyth
  2. Jane A. Bernstein
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  1. Lili Boulanger
  2. Léonie Rosenstiel
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  1. Alma Mahler
  2. Susan M. Filler
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  1. Rebecca Clarke
  2. Jane A. Bernstein
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  1. Germaine Tailleferre
  2. Léonie Rosenstiel
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  1. Ruth Crawford Seeger
  2. Judith Tick
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  1. Miriam Gideon
  2. Barbara A. Petersen
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  1. Grazyna Bacewicz
  2. Adrian T. Thomas
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  1. Louise Talma
  2. James R. Briscoe
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  1. Julia Perry
  2. Mildred Denby Green
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  2. Vivian Fine
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  1. Violet Archer
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  1. Pauline Oliveros
  2. Heidi von Gunden
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  1. Thea Musgrave
  2. James R. Briscoe
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  1. Ellen Taaffe Zwilich
  2. Ellen Taaffe Zwilich, Bruce Creditor
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  1. Contributors
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780253055743
MARC Record
OCLC
855656787
Launched on MUSE
2021-07-11
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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