Cultivating Music in America: Women Patrons and Activists since 1860

Cultivating Music in America Women Patrons and Activists since This wide ranging collection brings together leading authorities on the social history of American art music to reveal the indispensable contribution that women have made to American musical life Some

  • Title: Cultivating Music in America: Women Patrons and Activists since 1860
  • Author: Ralph P. Locke
  • ISBN: 9780520083950
  • Page: 490
  • Format: Hardcover
  • This wide ranging collection brings together leading authorities on the social history of American art music to reveal the indispensable contribution that women have made to American musical life Some chapters discuss collective endeavors, such as music clubs, Wagnerites, supporters of modern music in the 1920s, and activists in African American communities, while otherThis wide ranging collection brings together leading authorities on the social history of American art music to reveal the indispensable contribution that women have made to American musical life Some chapters discuss collective endeavors, such as music clubs, Wagnerites, supporters of modern music in the 1920s, and activists in African American communities, while others focus on the work of a single, strikingly individual patron such as Isabella Stewart Gardner or Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge Primary sources such as private letters and autobiographies are utilized, and documentary vignettes scattered throughout the book bring to life important events and reminiscences Among these are an interview with Betty Freeman, noted patron of avant garde music, and advice from Mildred Bliss to Nadia Boulanger Extensive opening and closing chapters provide conceptual and factual background on music in America and draw out the larger implications of women s patronage in the past, present, and future.

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    1. Ralph Locke, AM'74, PhD'80CoeditorFrom the coeditor: "Out of print, but the entire book—including its illustrations—is available online, free and without password, at publishinglib/ucpresseb It is the first detailed and systematic—if, necessarily, not comprehensive--account of the contributions of women patrons and cultural activists to the formation and spread of musical performance and musical institutions in the United States. Chapters treat individuals (e.g Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge, [...]

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