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Unsung : History of Women in American Music

Unsung : History of Women in American Music - 01 edition

ISBN13: 978-1574670615

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Publisher: Amadeus Press
Published: 2001
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Unsung : History of Women in American Music - 01 edition

ISBN13: 978-1574670615

Christine Ammer

ISBN13: 978-1574670615
ISBN10: 1574670611
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 01
Publisher: Amadeus Press

Published: 2001
International: No
Summary

This study of women in American music looks at past and present trends and recounts individual stories of composers, instrumentalists, conductors, orchestra and opera managers, and music educators. Ammer (a writer and amateur musician) discusses attitudes toward women's roles in both music and society, looking back to the earliest European settlers in the 1600s, but focusing on the years 1800-2000. New chapters and material have been added to this edition. Although it can be argued that tremendous strides have been made in the opportunities available to women, this study offers a long-term perspective on the inadequate recognition women receive and the comparatively small number of them hired to serve on music faculties and in symphony orchestras.

Table of Contents

1. The First Flowering - At the Organ
2. The "Lady Violinists" and Other String Players
3. Seated at the Keyboard
4. The First "Lady Composers"
5. Apartheid - The All-Women's Orchestras
6. American Composers in European Idioms
7. Grass Roots-Composers in American Idioms
8. Opera Composers and Conductors
9. Contemporary and Postmodern Idioms - After 1950
10. Electronic Music, Mixed Media, Film, Performance Art
11. Today's Orchestras, Conductors, and Instrumentalists
12. Teaching Music
13. Angels and Advocates
App Women Musicians in Thirteen Major U.S. Orchestras

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