Sounds and Sweet Airs : The Forgotten Women of Classical Music

Description

A companion to the Classic FM series Francesca Caccini. Barbara Strozzi. Elisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre. Marianna Martines. Fanny Hensel. Clara Schumann. Lili Boulanger. Elizabeth Maconchy. Since the birth of classical music, women who dared compose have faced a bitter struggle to be heard. In spite of this, female composers continued to create, inspire and challenge. Yet even today so much of their work languishes unheard. Anna Beer reveals the highs and lows experienced by eight composers across the centuries, from Renaissance Florence to twentieth-century London, restoring to their rightful place exceptional women whom history has forgotten.

Details

Author(s)
Anna Beer
Format
Hardback | 384 pages
Dimensions
135 x 216 x 32mm | 498.95g
Publication date
10 May 2016
Publisher
Oneworld Publications
Publication City/Country
London, United Kingdom
Language
English
ISBN10
1780748566
ISBN13
9781780748566
Bestsellers rank
371,431