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Five Lives in Music: Women Performers, Composers, and Impresarios from the Baroque to the Present

Cecelia Hopkins Porter

Abstract

Representing a historical cross-section of performance and training in Western music since the seventeenth century, this book brings to light the private and performance lives of five remarkable women musicians and composers: Duchess Sophie-Elisabeth of Braunschweig-Lüneburg, Elisabeth-Claude Jacquet de la Guerre, Josephine Lang, Maria Bach, and Ann Schein. Guiding readers through the Thirty Years War in central Europe, elite courts in Germany, urban salons in Paris, Nazi control of Germany and Austria, and American musical life today, as well as personal experiences of marriage, motherhood, a ... More

Keywords: Western music, women musicians, female composers, American music, music history, Duchess Sophie-Elisabeth of Braunschweig-Lüneburg, Elisabeth-Claude Jacquet de la Guerre, Josephine Lang, Maria Bach, Ann Schein

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780252037016
Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: April 2017 DOI:10.5406/illinois/9780252037016.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Cecelia Hopkins Porter, author