WORLD OF WOMEN IN CLASSICAL MUSIC
By Dr. Anne K.
A Treasure Trove of Discovery!
A MUST-HAVE FOR STUDENTS - TEACHERS - COLLEGES
- LIBRARIES - MUSIC & HISTORY LOVERS!
In this sequel to Dr. Gray’s The
Popular Guide to Classical Music, comes The WORLD of WOMEN in
Classical Music. After ten years’ research, Dr. Gray has
harvested a wealth of information about Composers, Conductors
and Performers, as well as the fields of Musicology and the
Business of Music, which includes information on women behind
the scenes in orchestras, opera companies, publishing,
recording, and as pioneering impresarios and agents. In
the final chapter, Dr. Gray pays tribute to The Unforgotten:
Philanthropists whose generosity has kept classical music alive
Each entry in the book is a
biography, revealing personal glimpses of talented women who
defied the limiting social conventions to forge a path for
themselves and future generations. The book covers every
musical era from Ancient-Medieval to the 21st century -- always
within the context of historical events.
With this definitive,
scintillatingly written work, Dr. Gray has drawn back the veil
which has enshrouded women in music throughout history,
revealing a detailed and colorful tapestry of the world of women
in classical music - really a reflection of the challenges and
accomplishments of women in every field.
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"Fascinating, and enlightening.
Opens the door to enormous "undiscovered territory" -- a must
JoAnn Falletta, Director, Long
Beach, Norfolk, Buffalo Philharmonic, Global Guest Conductor
"Leave it to Anne Gray to enlighten
all of us. Read and be amazed!"
David Raksin, (1912-2004) Film
Composer, Past President, Society for Film Preservation,
Past President Composers & Lyricists Guild, ASCAP Board
"Dr. Anne Gray gives voice to the
countless achievements of women in classical music, placing them
and their role in music making squarely in the midst of our
everyday culture and times."
Libby Larsen, Composer
"Few enough people in our society
are acquainted with classical music and even fewer of them are
aware of the many wonderful women composers we have now -- which
makes Dr. Gray's book a great resource to laymen and
William Kraft, University of
California, Santa Barbara
"Impeccably researched, witty,
eloquently presented and containing an astonishing wealth of
information, Dr. Anne Gray's The WORLD of WOMEN in Classical
Music will ensure greater awareness of the musical presence
and works of women of all times. Brava!"
Gisèle Ben-Dor, Director, Santa
Barbara Symphony, NY Philharmonic & Worldwide Guest Conductor
"Take a fascinating look at the
women who make music. This book is much needed. You
must read The WORLD of WOMEN in Classical Music!"
Adria Firestone, world-renowned
"The contents of your book looks
absolutely mind blowing! The place of women in music
through the years. To have it in one book is amazing!!!"
Lyn Hoover, ACME Honor Society
Chair, Mu Phi Epsilon, International Music Fraternity
"The WORLD of WOMEN in Classical
Music is a testimony to women as music creators and
performers. Buried under centuries of men's manuscripts,
the works of women are being unearthed and receiving the acclaim
and recognition they so richly deserve. Congratulations,
Anne Gray! With this book you are revising the course of
music history. It marks the end of the one-sided view that
only men create music. Women must now take their rightful
place in each chapter of future music history books."
Dr. Barbara Harbach, Professor of
Music, University of Missouri
"I am writing to lend my support for
the Pulitzer Prize nominee, Dr. Anne Gray, and her book The
WORLD of WOMEN in Classical Music. What Dr. Gray has
accomplished brings us to how the role of women has evolved over
the centuries. The book is well researched and documented.
It makes excellent reading for both musicians and those who wish
to understand more about the contributions of women in the
classical music industry. I heartily recommend Dr. Gray
and her book for your consideration."
Sincerely, Leonard Slatkin,
Conductor - National Symphony