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Extraordinary women in support of music

Author: Mona Mender
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Celebrates the fascinating and diverse women who have done us all a great service by furthering music and helping musicians.

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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Mender, Mona, 1926-
Extraordinary women in support of music.
Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 1997
(OCoLC)652244241
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mona Mender
ISBN: 081083278X 9780810832787
OCLC Number: 36112034
Description: x, 309 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: A brief history --
Ladies of the great salons: Aspasia ; Isabella d'Este ; Lucrezia Borgia ; Diane de Poitiers ; Marquise de Rambouillet ; Queen Christina of Sweden ; Ninon de Lenclos ; Claudine de Tencin ; Marie du Deffand ; Misia Sert ; Coco Chanel ; Princesse de Polignac ; Comtesse de Polignac ; Gertrude Stein --
Elegant patronesses of the old world: Eleanor of Acquitaine ; Catherine de Medicis ; Queen Elizabeth I ; Empress Maria Theresa ; Madame de Pompadour ; Nadezhda von Meck ; Queen Elisabeth of Belgium ; Bathsabee de Rothschild --
Wives and lovers: George Sand ; Clara Schumann ; Cosima Wagner ; Sara Bull ; Alma Mahler ; Olga Koussevitzky ; Aniela Rubinstein ; Galina Rostropovich ; Felicia Bernstein ; Martita Casals --
Inspired teachers: Isabella Vengerova ; Rosina Lhevinne ; Estelle Liebling ; Olga Samaroff ; Nadia Boulanger ; Dorothy DeLay ; Helen Coates ; Phillis Curtin. (cont.) Patronesses in the United States: Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge ; Mary Louise Curtis Bok Zimbalist ; Gertrude Robinson Smith ; Lila Bell Acheson Wallace ; Alice Tully ; Elizabeth Nitze Paepcke ; Ladies of the Hollywood Bowl ; Ladies of the Metropolitan Opera ; Others who made a difference --
Creative administrators: Clara Damrosch ; Helen Mulford Thompson ; Sarah Caldwell ; Beverly Sills ; Loretta Dranoff ; Others --
Remarkable mothers and sisters: Maria Anna Mozart ; Fanny Mendelssohn ; Rildia Bee Cliburn ; Jennie Resnick Bernstein ; Shirley Anne Bernstein --
Choreographers and their contributions: Isadora Duncan ; Martha Graham ; Agnes de Mille.
Responsibility: Mona Mender.
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...a labor of love that delivers more enjoyable reading than its scholarly title promises...rich in information...a fascinating look at the course of Western history from a musical perspective.....

 
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