Highly recommended for music libraries . . . CHOICE, November 1996(Volume 1: Composers Born Before 1599). . . belongs in all larger music collections. Library Journal, November 1996(Volume 1: Composers Born Before 1599) The recommendation remains: Buy this book! ARBA, 1996(Volume 2: Composers Born Between 1600 and 1699)This is truly a resource for music teachers, musicians, and everyone else interested in reclaiming the works of women composers. Feminist Collections, Summer, 1997Women Composers is the first comprehensive historical overview of music created by women from the ninth through the twentieth centuries. Each volume features 10-25 complete musical scores or complete movements from multi-movement compositions most of which have been previously inaccessible. Expert scholars provide original essays about the composers, including biographical information, a discussion of the music in historical context, and a critical analysis of each work. Entries also include a bibliography, a list of works by the composer, and a discography.The twelve volumes of Women Composers are arranged chronologically and subdivided by genre (e.g. vocal music, instrumental music, mixed vocal/instrumental music, etc.) Volumes 1 and 2 embrace the earliest known women composers, encompassing the pre-medieval period through the end of the 17th century (ca. 400 A.D. to 1699); volumes 3, 4, and 5 cover those composers born between 1700 and 1799; volumes 6, 7, and 8 include composers of the period from 1800 to 1899; volumes 9 through 12 are devoted to music written by composers born in the 20th century. Volume 4: Composers Born Between 1700 and 17991998
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