Unsung: A History Of Women In American Music
Unsung: A History of Women in American Music
This updates and expanded edition of the classic text in the field describes hundreds of women musicians -- composers, instrumentalists, orchestra and opera managers, music educators, and music patrons, and their activity from the 18th to 21st centuries. It includes their most important compositions and awards, including the Pulitzer Prize and Gravemeyer Award. It also includes descriptions of women's ensembles, both classical, such as the Women's Philharmonic of Chicago, and popular jazz groups.
About the Author
Christine Ammer is the author of several dozen reference books, on subjects ranging from women's health to cliches and idioms, to music. Her other music books include The Facts on File Dictionary of Music and The A to Z of Foreign Musical Terms. This long-awaited updated and expanded edition of Unsung, the classic text in the field, surverys women's activity in American music from the 18th to 21st centuries. It includes hundreds of women composers, conductors, instrumentalists, orchestra and opera managers, and music educators. An amateur musician and choral singer herself, Ammer delights in chronicling the progress of women in music.