Pub. date: 2010 | Online Pub. Date: October 18, 2010 | DOI: 10.4135/9781412979344 | Print ISBN: 9781412960830 | Online ISBN: 9781412979344| Publisher:SAGE Publications, Inc.About this handbook
Chapter 95: Women's Leadership in Western Music Since 1800
Women's leadership in Western music since 1800 Women have been active participants in the musical world since antiquity, but discussions of their efforts have traditionally been neglected in favor of those of male musicians. Beginning in the 1970s, encouraged by the flourishing feminist movement, scholars began to investigate the musical activities of female musicians in greater depth. In the past 30 years, the work of female musicians of all eras and nationalities has been recovered, discovered, and examined with increasing intensity. Although much has been accomplished, much work remains to be done—women's work in music is a vast and continually evolving area of research, in which new insights and revelations are continuously arising. This chapter explores women's leadership in Western art music (Western classical music) since 1800. Discussion of female musicians in this era and area of the world is by no means intended to dismiss the efforts of women ...