Women Composers: The Lost Tradition Found
"Diane Peacock Jezic, a pianist, teacher, musicologist, mother and feminist, died in 1989, leaving behind this book as a legacy of her dedication to women composers and their music. Beginning with Hildegard of Bingen (1098-1179) of the Medieval Period and finishing with six present-day composers, such as Ellen Zwilich, Women Composers provides a historical recounting of each composer, with a biographical summary, a musical example and a selected list of works. This is a long overdue resource for music scholars, aficionados and others who want to establish women's place in musical history. Elizabeth Wood, who took on the project of producing this second edition, adds even more on the accomplishments of women in music spanning over 900 years. Discover the prolific herstory of each woman while listening to the book's companion cassettes featuring the works of all 25 composers. An engaging combination."--The WomanSource Catalog & Review: Tools for Connecting the Community for Women; review by SH.
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Women composers: the lost tradition foundUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
Introduced by thoughtful essays on feminist aesthetics and attitudes toward musicology, this welcome book covers 25 composers from the 12th through the 20th centuries (nine of whom are not found in ... Read full review