In this Book

buy this book Buy This Book in Print
summary
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.

Table of Contents

  1. 9780253055743_Cover
  2. open access
    • View HTML View
    contents
  1. Halftitle
  2. pp. i-ii
  3. open access
    • View HTML View
    contents
  1. Title
  2. p. iii
  3. open access
    • View HTML View
    contents
  1. Copyright
  2. p. iv
  3. open access
    • View HTML View
    contents
  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-viii
  3. open access
    • View HTML View
    contents
  1. Foreword
  2. pp. ix-x
  3. open access
    • View HTML View
    contents
  1. Preface
  2. pp. xi-xii
  3. open access
    • View HTML View
    contents
  1. Fm
  2. pp. xiii-xiv
  3. open access
    • View HTML View
    contents
  1. Kassia
  2. pp. 1-5
  3. open access
    • View HTML View
    contents
  1. Hildegard von Bingen
  2. pp. 6-10
  3. open access
    • View HTML View
    contents
  1. Countess of Dia
  2. pp. 11-13
  3. open access
    • View HTML View
    contents
  1. Anne Boleyn
  2. pp. 14-17
  3. open access
    • View HTML View
    contents
  1. Maddalena Casulana
  2. pp. 18-21
  3. open access
    • View HTML View
    contents
  1. Francesca Caccini
  2. pp. 22-38
  3. open access
    • View HTML View
    contents
  1. Isabella Leonarda
  2. pp. 39-56
  3. open access
    • View HTML View
    contents
  1. Elizabeth-Claude Jacquet de la Guerre
  2. pp. 57-76
  3. open access
    • View HTML View
    contents
  1. Maria Margherita Grimani
  2. pp. 77-83
  3. open access
    • View HTML View
    contents
  1. Anna Amalie
  2. pp. 84-87
  3. open access
    • View HTML View
    contents
  1. Marianne von Martinez
  2. pp. 88-93
  3. open access
    • View HTML View
    contents
  1. Maria Theresia von Paradis
  2. pp. 94-100
  3. open access
    • View HTML View
    contents
  1. Maria Agata Szymanowska
  2. pp. 101-108
  3. open access
    • View HTML View
    contents
  1. Josephine Lang
  2. pp. 109-112
  3. open access
    • View HTML View
    contents
  1. Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel
  2. pp. 113-118
  3. open access
    • View HTML View
    contents
  1. Clara Schumann
  2. pp. 119-142
  3. open access
    • View HTML View
    contents
  1. Louise Farrenc
  2. pp. 143-151
  3. open access
    • View HTML View
    contents
  1. The Classic Westerner: Gary Cooper
  2. pp. 152-157
  3. open access
    • View HTML View
    contents
  1. The Classic Westerner: Gary Cooper
  2. pp. 158-210
  3. open access
    • View HTML View
    contents
  1. Kinesiologic Analysis of Speech Sounds in Singing
  2. pp. 211-219
  3. open access
    • View HTML View
    contents
  1. Kinesiologic Analysis of Speech Sounds in Singing
  2. pp. 220-231
  3. open access
    • View HTML View
    contents
  1. Lili Boulanger
  2. pp. 232-244
  3. open access
    • View HTML View
    contents
  1. TERMS PERTAINING TO THE PARTS OF THE SPEECH MECHANISM
  2. pp. 245-250
  3. open access
    • View HTML View
    contents
  1. Kinesiologic Analysis of Speech Sounds in Singing
  2. pp. 251-259
  3. open access
    • View HTML View
    contents
  1. Germaine Tailleferre
  2. pp. 260-267
  3. open access
    • View HTML View
    contents
  1. Ruth Crawford Seeger
  2. pp. 268-290
  3. open access
    • View HTML View
    contents
  1. Miriam Gideon
  2. pp. 291-297
  3. open access
    • View HTML View
    contents
  1. Grazyna Bacewicz
  2. pp. 298-318
  3. open access
    • View HTML View
    contents
  1. Louise Talma
  2. pp. 319-332
  3. open access
    • View HTML View
    contents
  1. Sonata II
  2. pp. 333-344
  3. open access
    • View HTML View
    contents
  1. Vivian Fine
  2. pp. 345-354
  3. open access
    • View HTML View
    contents
  1. Violet Archer
  2. pp. 355-363
  3. open access
    • View HTML View
    contents
  1. Pauline Oliveros
  2. pp. 364-366
  3. open access
    • View HTML View
    contents
  1. The a Musgrave
  2. pp. 367-374
  3. open access
    • View HTML View
    contents
  1. Ellen Taaffe Zwilich
  2. pp. 375-401
  3. open access
    • View HTML View
    contents
  1. Contributors
  2. p. 402
  3. open access
    • View HTML View
    contents

Additional Information

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

This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. Without cookies your experience may not be seamless.