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Women & Music

A History

by Karin Pendle


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An indispensable collection of feminist scholarship on the historical roles of women in the creation and performance of classical and popular music.

From the ancient world to the Renaissance to the origins of blues and jazz to modern pop culture, the twenty-six groundbreaking essays in this collection explore the history of women's contributions to the composition, performance, business, and study of music. Enlightening and scholarly, these essays provide a good source of programming ideas for performers, and a pleasure for other music lovers.

This updated and expanded 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. It also testifies to the important roles that feminist outlooks have played in formerly male-oriented academic scholarship and journalistic musings on women and music.

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Indiana University Press
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Karin Pendle (Editor)

Adrienne 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 Unive...

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