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Porter, Cecelia Hopkins

Works: 4 works in 34 publications in 1 language and 1,998 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Music 
Roles: Author
Classifications: ML82, 780.9252
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Cecelia Hopkins Porter
Five lives in music : women performers, composers, and impresarios from the baroque to the present by Cecelia Hopkins Porter( Book )

13 editions published between 1900 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 Mining musical autographs, unpublished letters and press reviews, interviews, and music archives in the United States and Europe, Porter probes each musician's social and economic status, her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
The Rhine as musical metaphor : cultural identity in German romantic music by Cecelia Hopkins Porter( Book )

8 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The image of the Rhine River as a symbol of German national and cultural identity was a central theme in nearly four hundred lieder published during the turbulent Vormarz decade of the 1840s. In this highly original work Cecelia Hopkins Porter offers a penetrating study of this rich body of nineteenth-century German music, including the Rheinlieder of Robert Schumann, Felix Mendelssohn, Franz Liszt, and Richard Wagner
The Rhenish manifesto : "The Free German Rhine" as an expression of German national consciousness in the Romantic Lied by Cecelia Hopkins Porter( )

12 editions published between 1975 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Proceedings of the massachusetts historical society 1995 by Cecelia Hopkins Porter( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.28 (from 0.09 for Five lives ... to 0.78 for The Rhenis ...)

The Rhine as musical metaphor : cultural identity in German romantic music
Alternative Names
Hopkins Porter Cecelia

Porter, Cecelia Anne Hopkins

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