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The Routledge Handbook of Women's Work in Music

Edited by: Rhiannon Mathias

Print publication date:  December  2021
Online publication date:  December  2021

Print ISBN: 9780367192099
eBook ISBN: 9780429201080
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9780429201080
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Book description

The Routledge Handbook of Women?s Work in Music presents a unique collection of core research by academics and music practitioners from around the world, engaging with an extraordinarily wide range of topics on women?s contributions to Western and Eastern art music, popular music, world music, music education, ethnomusicology as well as in the music industries.

The handbook falls into six parts. Part I serves as an introduction to the rich variety of subject matter the reader can expect to encounter in the handbook as a whole. Part II focuses on what might be termed the more traditional strand of feminist musicology ? research which highlights the work of historical and/or neglected composers. Part III explores topics concerned with feminist aesthetics and music creation and Part IV focuses on questions addressing the performance and reception of music and musicians. The narrative of the handbook shifts in Part V to focus on opportunities and leadership in the music professions from a Western perspective. The final section of the handbook (Part VI) provides new frames of context for women?s positions as workers, educators, patrons, activists and promoters of music.

This is a key reference work for advanced undergraduates, postgraduates and researchers in music and gender.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Editor's introduction Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Grace, Betty, Maude and Me: 30 years of fighting for women composers Download PDF
Chapter  3:  ‘Where Are We Now?’: teaching and studying women composers post-Citron Download PDF
Chapter  4:  'Because I'm a Girl': exploring experiences, practices and challenges relating to gender and sexuality for female musicians in popular music higher education Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Composer, mother Download PDF
Chapter  6:  ‘The Algerian woman is very strong’: music, identity and gender in Algerian London Download PDF
Chapter  7:  In search of the field: reflections on an ethnomusicological project in India Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Women's work in ethnomusicology: alternative spaces Download PDF
Chapter  9:  A brief historical and sociological examination of twentieth-century Arab women composers and performers in Egypt Download PDF
Chapter  10:  The rise and rise of women in Australian composition Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Women composers and the Proms: the first 100 years (1895–1994) Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Chasing María Teresa Lara: an autoethnographic account of trying to recuperate the story of a ‘lost’ woman composer Download PDF
Chapter  13:  The artistic path and achievement of Polish composer Ewa Synowiec Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Composer, performer, teacher: Jeanne Barbillion (1895–1992) and the Schola cantorum, Paris Download PDF
Chapter  15:  How Theocritus sang: Eleanor Everest Freer's Sonnets from the Portuguese  Download PDF
Chapter  16:  A life in fragments: Morfydd Owen (1891–1918) Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Overcoming the ‘Male Gaze’ of music: towards renewed compositional strategies Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Voices, sounds and herstories: constructing feminist research in experimental music Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Invisible canons: a reflective commentary on the formation of my personal canon of women composers Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Storytelling in autoethnography – T he Poetess  Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Chen Yi: trauma, myths, and representation Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Considering autonomy and collaboration in three concerti by Jennifer Higdon Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Decoding the riddle: the tea-party scene in Unsuk Chin's Alice in Wonderland  Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Kate Bush's uncanny harmonic language Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Notions of virtuosity, female accomplishment, and the violin as forbidden instrument in early-mid nineteenth-century England Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Visitors from ‘the Merry Town by the Danube’: Viennese ladies’ orchestras, public image and variety shows in Finland from 1870 to 1914 Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Women song composers and the London Ballad Concerts Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Sara González: a different song about women Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Changing roles of women in the gospel music performance space in Ghana Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Māori women at the forefront of Aotearoa/New Zealand music in the mid 1980s and early 1990s Download PDF
Chapter  31:  The stereotypical image and body representation of Taiwanese female musicians Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Climb every mountain Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Celebrating women composers on BBC Radio 3 Download PDF
Chapter  34:  Contested spaces: gender dynamics in independent radio stations in London Download PDF
Chapter  35:  ‘And her voice is a backwards record’: the gendering of phonograph technology Download PDF
Chapter  36:  Cracks in the glass ceiling: women conductors, new trends, old challenges Download PDF
Chapter  37:  Personal reflections on professional experience of women's liturgical leadership as musicians in the Roman Catholic Church Download PDF
Chapter  38:  Re-mapping and connecting bodies of women musicians Download PDF
Chapter  39:  Materiality, editorship and canonisation in Wang Duanshu's Collection of Elegance (1667) Download PDF
Chapter  40:  Mary Carlisle Howe (1882–1964) and Adella Prentiss Hughes (1869–1950): creating an arts culture in America, one woman at a time Download PDF
Chapter  41:  Louise Hanson-Dyer (1884–1962): patroness of music publishing Download PDF
Chapter  42:  Lady Llanover and the Swedish connection: a Welsh musical legacy Download PDF
Chapter  43:  The women musicians of the British ethical movement, 1887–1927 Download PDF
Chapter  44:  The role of women in Irish music institutions in the early twentieth century Download PDF
Chapter  45:  The Beedle-Carter correspondence: an analysis of the cultural work undertaken by Maureen Beedle to promote Elliott Carter's music in the UK and Europe Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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