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Sounds and Sweet Airs : The Forgotten Women of Classical Music
by Anna Beer




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A companion to the Classic FM series

Francesca Caccini. Barbara Strozzi. lisabeth 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.

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Overview

A companion to the Classic FM series

Francesca Caccini. Barbara Strozzi. lisabeth 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.

 

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  • ISBN-13: 9781786070678
  • ISBN-10: 1786070677
  • Publisher: ONEWorld Publications
  • Publish Date: July 2017
  • Page Count: 348
  • Dimensions: 7.7 x 5 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.8 pounds


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