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The Resource Five lives in music : women performers, composers, and impresarios from the baroque to the present, Cecelia Hopkins Porter

Five lives in music : women performers, composers, and impresarios from the baroque to the present, Cecelia Hopkins Porter

Label
Five lives in music : women performers, composers, and impresarios from the baroque to the present
Title
Five lives in music
Title remainder
women performers, composers, and impresarios from the baroque to the present
Statement of responsibility
Cecelia Hopkins Porter
Title variation
  • 5 lives in music
  • Lives in music
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Overview: Representing a historical cross-section of performance and training in Western music since the seventeenth century, Five Lives in Music brings to light the private and performance lives of five remarkable women musicians and composers. Elegantly guiding readers through the Thirty Years War in central Europe, elite courts in Germany, urban salons in Paris, Nazi control of Germany and Austria, and American musical life today, as well as personal experiences of marriage, motherhood, and widowhood, Cecelia Hopkins Porter provides valuable insights into the culture in which each woman was active. Porter begins with the Duchess Sophie-Elisabeth of Braunschweig-Lueneberg, a harpsichordist who also presided over seventeenth-century North German court music as an impresario. At the forefront of French Baroque composition, composer Elisabeth-Claude Jacquet de La Guerre bridged a widening cultural gap between the Versailles nobility and the urban bourgeoisie of Paris. A century later, Josephine Lang, a prodigiously talented pianist and dedicated composer, participated at various times in the German Romantic world of lieder through her important arts salon. Lastly, the twentieth century brought forth two exceptional women: Baroness Maria Bach, a composer and pianist of twentieth-century Vienna's upper bourgeoisie and its brilliant musical milieu in the era of Gustav Mahler, Richard Strauss, Arnold Schoenberg, and Erich Korngold; and Ann Schein, a brilliant and dauntless American piano prodigy whose career, ongoing today though only partially recognized, led her to study with the legendary virtuosos Arthur Rubinstein and Myra Hess. Mining musical autographs, unpublished letters and press reviews, interviews, and music archives in the United States and Europe, Porter probes each musician's social and economic status, her education and musical training, the cultural expectations within the traditions and restrictions of each woman's society, and other factors. Throughout the lively and focused portraits of these five women, Porter finds common threads, both personal and contextual, that extend to a larger discussion of the lives and careers of female composers and performers throughout centuries of music history
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
CDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Porter, Cecelia Hopkins
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sophie Elisabeth
  • Jacquet de La Guerre, Elisabeth-Claude
  • Lang, Josephine
  • Bach, Maria
  • Schein, Ann
  • Bach, Maria
  • Jacquet de La Guerre, Elisabeth-Claude
  • Lang, Josephine
  • Schein, Ann
  • Sophie Elisabeth
  • Sophie Elisabeth
  • Jacquet de La Guerre, Elisabeth-Claude
  • Lang, Josephine
  • Bach, Maria
  • Schein, Ann
  • Sophie Elisabeth
  • Jacquet de La Guerre, Elisabeth-Claude
  • Lang, Josephine
  • Bach, Maria
  • Schein, Ann
  • Jacquet de La Guerre, Elisabeth-Claude
  • Lang, Josephine
  • Bach, Maria
  • Schein, Ann
  • Women musicians
  • Women composers
  • Musicians
  • Composers
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • MUSIC
  • Composers
  • Musicians
  • Women composers
  • Women musicians
  • Komponistin
  • Frau
  • Musik
  • Kvinnliga musiker
  • Kvinnliga tonsättare
Label
Five lives in music : women performers, composers, and impresarios from the baroque to the present, Cecelia Hopkins Porter
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Duchess Sophie-Elisabeth : composer, harpsichordist, and impresario in the North German baroque -- Elisabeth-Claude Jacquet de la Guerre : Versailles and Paris in the twilight of the ancien régime -- Josephine Lang : the music of romanticism in South German cultural life -- Maria Bach : Vienna from imperial splendor to the Second Republic -- Ann Schein : an American concert pianist in today's world
Control code
ocn826684855
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780252094132
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 430501
  • 22573/ctt2mxjqx
  • 5cb23d1e-8b76-4d18-ad9a-34a0bf552e10
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)826684855
Label
Five lives in music : women performers, composers, and impresarios from the baroque to the present, Cecelia Hopkins Porter
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Duchess Sophie-Elisabeth : composer, harpsichordist, and impresario in the North German baroque -- Elisabeth-Claude Jacquet de la Guerre : Versailles and Paris in the twilight of the ancien régime -- Josephine Lang : the music of romanticism in South German cultural life -- Maria Bach : Vienna from imperial splendor to the Second Republic -- Ann Schein : an American concert pianist in today's world
Control code
ocn826684855
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780252094132
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 430501
  • 22573/ctt2mxjqx
  • 5cb23d1e-8b76-4d18-ad9a-34a0bf552e10
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)826684855

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