Women Performing Music: The Emergence of American Women as Classical Instrumentalists and Conductors Beth Abelson Macleod

ISBN: 9780786409044

Published: April 30th 2001

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205 pages


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Women Performing Music: The Emergence of American Women as Classical Instrumentalists and Conductors  by  Beth Abelson Macleod

Women Performing Music: The Emergence of American Women as Classical Instrumentalists and Conductors by Beth Abelson Macleod
April 30th 2001 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 205 pages | ISBN: 9780786409044 | 7.30 Mb

This book explores the experiences of women from the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries who pursued careers as public performers, charting a new course in an era when womens musical activities were generally consigned to the parlor.MoreThis book explores the experiences of women from the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries who pursued careers as public performers, charting a new course in an era when womens musical activities were generally consigned to the parlor.

Certain instruments had historically evolved as appropriate for women, and the flamboyant personalities and extroverted emotionalism of Romantic virtuosos and conductors were the antithesis of those qualities traditionally admired in women. However, this work presents an unusual group of young women who nonetheless became noted virtuosos, studying abroad as teenagers and touring North America upon their return. Detailed profiles are given of three remarkable musicians from among that unusual group: Fannie Bloomfield-Zeisler (1863-1927)--virtuoso pianist, wife and mother- Ethel Leginska (1886-1970)--pianist, conductor, and 1920s new woman- and Antonia Brico (1902-19



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