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
Paperback | 384 pages
Dimensions
129 x 198 x 27mm | 362.87g
Publication date
11 Jul 2017
Publisher
Oneworld Publications
Publication City/Country
London, United Kingdom
Language
English
Edition statement
Reprint
Illustrations note
8 greyscale images
ISBN10
1786070677
ISBN13
9781786070678
Bestsellers rank
432,225