Sounds and Sweet Airs

The Forgotten Women of Classical Music
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Author(s): Anna Beer
Original Publish Date: Apr 07, 2016
Product Number: EB00667494
Released: Apr 14, 2016
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781780748573
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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.

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