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Title Rediscovering the muses : women's musical traditions / edited by Kimberly Marshall.
Publ Info Boston : Northeastern University Press, c1993.


 Music Lib Open Stacks  ML82 .R43 1993    CHECK SHELVES

Description xxvii, 304 p. : ill., music ; 25 cm.
Subject Women musicians.
Women composers.
Music -- Social aspects.
Music -- History and criticism.
Folk music -- History and criticism.
Contents Presence of the possessed : a parameter in the performance practice of the music of Australian aboriginal women -- Gender and gender : gender ideology and the female gender player in central Java -- Drum-dance-song ensemble : women's performance in Biblical Israel -- Female musicians in Pharaonic Egypt -- Private speech, public pain : the power of women's laments in ancient Greek poetry and tragedy -- Traditional role of Greek women in music from antiquity to the end of the Byzantine Empire -- Feminized devotion, musical nuns and the "new -style" Lombard motet of the 1640's -- Symbols, performers, and sponsors : female musical creators in the late Middle Ages -- "Other Minervas" : creative women at the court of Margaret of Scotland -- Renaissance women as patrons of music : the North-Italian courts -- "Thinking from women's lives" : Francesco Caccini after 1627
Bibliog Includes bibliographical references and index
Add'l Name Marshall, Kimberly.
ISBN 1555531733