Women Making Music: The Western Art Tradition, 1150-1950

Women Making Music The Western Art Tradition There are musical examples illustrations throughout the book

  • Title: Women Making Music: The Western Art Tradition, 1150-1950
  • Author: Jane Bowers Jane Bowers
  • ISBN: 9780252014703
  • Page: 194
  • Format: Paperback
  • There are musical examples illustrations throughout the book.

    One thought on “Women Making Music: The Western Art Tradition, 1150-1950”

    1. A great overview of the topic, focusing in on specific musicians, composers, and performers in order to exhibit the general feelings of the time. The research was meticulous and I enjoyed the references to etiquette guides and general writings on women, because it gave a good context to the subject.I read this along with Women in Music by Neuls-Bates, which had additional primary source material. They really supplement each other.

    2. This book was a little more like a compilation in that each chapter was written by a different author, but the book still held together as a coherent whole. It covers a lot of ground, and had a lot of illuminating information, most of which was unfamiliar to me. I particularly liked the chapters on specific women, all of whom were also composers. The ones on Clara Schumann and Ruth Crawford Seeger were especially interesting in the way they highlighted women who had been successful as composers [...]

    3. Not enough here to hold my attention from beginning to end, but I am enjoying the later stuff. I also find it interesting on how opportunities for women were limited and the women who managed to side step these restrictions (usually a lot of help and support from kinfolk). Nobles in the earlier periods also aided many careers by adding women on the payroll as ladies in waiting as opposed to paid (gasp) musicians. Loved the segment on Clara Schummann but she's just a super fascinating person. I d [...]

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