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Musical voices of early modern women : many-headed melodies

Author: Thomasin K LaMay
Publisher: Aldershot Hants, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2005.
Series: Women and gender in the early modern world.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This collection offers a glimpse at women from home, stage, work, and convent, from many classes and from culturally diverse countries - including France, Spain, Italy, England, Austria, Russia and Mexico - and imagines a musical history centered in the realities of those lives."--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Thomasin K LaMay
ISBN: 0754637425 9780754637424
OCLC Number: 54974608
Description: xv, 454 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction to the many headed ones --
Women en-voiced --
Women on stage --
Women from the convents --
Women, collections, and publishing. Introduction to the many headed ones. Preliminaries / Thomasin LaMay --
Portrait of the artist as (female) musician / Linda Phyllis Austern. Women en-voiced. Chivalric romance, courtly love and courtly song : female vocality and feminine desire in the world of Amadis de Gaule / Jeanice Brooks --
Music and women in early modern Spain : some discrepancies between educational theory and musical practice / Pilar Ramos López --
Virtue, illusion, Venezianità : vocal bravura and the early Cortigiana Onesta / Shawn Marie Keener --
Strong men, weak women : gender representation and the influence of Lully's "operatic style" on French airs sérieux (1650-1700) / Catherine Gordon-Seifert. Women on stage. From whore to Stuart ally : musical Venuses on the early modern English stage / Amanda Eubanks Winkler --
With a sword by her side and a lute in her lap : Moll Cutpurse at the Fortune / Raphael Seligmann --
La sirena antica dell'Adriatico : Caterina Porri, a seventeenth-century Roman prima donna on the stages of Venice, Bologna, and Pavia / Beth L. Glixon --
Serf actresses in the tsarinas' Russia : social class cross-dressing in Russian serf theaters of the eighteenth century / Inna Naroditskaya. Women from the convents. The good mother, the reluctant daughter, and the convent : a case of musical persuasion / Colleen Reardon --
"Hired" nun musicians in early modern Castile / Colleen Baade --
Sor Juana Inès de la Cruz and music : Mexico's tenth muse / Enrique Alberto Arias. Women, collections, and publishing. Patronage and personal narrative in a music manuscript : Marguerite of Austria, Katherine of Aragon, and London Royal 8 G.vii / Jennifer Thomas --
Composing from the throat : Madalena Casulana's Primo libro de madrigali, 1568 / Thomasin LaMay --
Princess Elizabeth Stuart as musician and muse / Janet Pollack --
Epilogue : Francesca among women, a '600 gynecentric view / Suzanne G. Cusick.
Series Title: Women and gender in the early modern world.
Responsibility: edited by Thomasin LaMay.
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"This collection offers a glimpse at women from home, stage, work, and convent, from many classes and from culturally diverse countries - including France, Spain, Italy, England, Austria, Russia and Mexico - and imagines a musical history centered in the realities of those lives."--Jacket.

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