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Sovereign feminine : music and gender in eighteenth-century Germany, Matthew Head

Label
Sovereign feminine : music and gender in eighteenth-century Germany
Title
Sovereign feminine
Title remainder
music and gender in eighteenth-century Germany
Statement of responsibility
Matthew Head
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the German states in the late eighteenth century, women flourished as musical performers and composers, their achievements measuring the progress of culture and society from barbarism to civilization. Female excellence, and related feminocentric values, were celebrated by forward-looking critics who argued for music as a fine art, a component of modern, polite, and commercial culture, rather than a symbol of institutional power. In the eyes of such critics, femininity -- a newly emerging and primarily bourgeois ideal -- linked women and music under the valorized signs of refinement, sensibility, virtue, patriotism, luxury, and, above all, beauty. This moment in musical history was eclipsed in the first decades of the nineteenth century, and ultimately erased from the music-historical record, by now familiar developments: the formation of musical canons, a musical history based on technical progress, the idea of masterworks, authorial autonomy, the musical sublime, and aggressively essentializing ideas about the relationship between sex, gender and art. In Sovereign Feminine, Matthew Head restores this earlier musical history and explores the role that women played in the development of classical music
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Head, Matthew William
Dewey number
780.82/0943
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • music
Index
index present
LC call number
ML82
LC item number
.H44 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gender identity in music
  • Women musicians
  • Music
  • Music
  • Gender identity in music
  • Music
  • Music
  • Women musicians
  • Musik
  • Musikerin
  • Frau
  • Geschlechtsunterschied
  • Germany
  • Deutschland
Label
Sovereign feminine : music and gender in eighteenth-century Germany, Matthew Head
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 301-319) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Europe's living muses : women, music, and modernity in Burney's History and Tours -- "If the pretty little hand won't stretch" : music for the fair sex -- Charlotte ("Minna") Brandes and the beautiful dead -- An evening in Tiefurt : Corona Schröter's Die Fischerin and vegetable genius -- Sophie Westenholz and the eclipse of the female sign -- Beethoven heroine : a female allegory of music and authorship in Egmont
Control code
816655452
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxi, 326 pages
Isbn
9780520273849
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012043355
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other control number
40022264121
Other physical details
illustrations, music
System control number
(OCoLC)816655452
Label
Sovereign feminine : music and gender in eighteenth-century Germany, Matthew Head
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 301-319) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Europe's living muses : women, music, and modernity in Burney's History and Tours -- "If the pretty little hand won't stretch" : music for the fair sex -- Charlotte ("Minna") Brandes and the beautiful dead -- An evening in Tiefurt : Corona Schröter's Die Fischerin and vegetable genius -- Sophie Westenholz and the eclipse of the female sign -- Beethoven heroine : a female allegory of music and authorship in Egmont
Control code
816655452
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxi, 326 pages
Isbn
9780520273849
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012043355
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other control number
40022264121
Other physical details
illustrations, music
System control number
(OCoLC)816655452

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