THE WOMEN IN MUSIC ANTHOLOGY
Edited by Eugene Gates and Karla Hartl

Publisher: The Kapralova Society (2021)
ISBN 978-1-7777795-0-4 (e-book) / ISBN 978-0-9940425-9-0 (softcover). 378 pp., 17 illustrations.

THE CONTENTS

Preface

PART I. WOMEN IN MUSIC
1.1 The Woman Composer Question: Philosophical and Historical Perspectives
1.2 Women Composers: A Critical Review of the Psychological Literature
1.3 Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel: A Life of Music within Domestic Limits
1.4 Clara Schumann: A Composer’s Wife as Composer
1.5 Clara Schumann: New Cadenzas for Mozart’s Piano Concerto in D Minor. Romantic Visions of a Classical Masterpiece
1.6 Agathe Backer Grondahl (1847–1907): “A Perfectly Plain Woman?”
1.7 Emerging from the Shadows: Maude Valerie White, a Significant Figure in the History of English Song
1.8 Damned if You Do and Damned if You Don’t: Sexual Aesthetics and the Music of Dame Ethel Smyth
1.9 Dame Ethel Smyth: Pioneer of English Opera
1.10 Mrs. H.H.A. Beach: American Symphonist
1.11 Florence Price and the Politics of Her Existence
1.12 Feminizing the Stage: Early Lady Orchestras and Their Maestras
1.13 Dame Vera Lynn: Voice of a Generation

PART II. VITEZSLAVA KAPRALOVA (1915–1940)
2.1 The Power of Advocacy in Music: The Case of Vítezslava Kaprálová
2.2 Kaprálová and the Muses: Understanding the Qualified Composer
2.3 Sad Evening, Great Discovery: Bringing to Light a New Song by Vítezslava Kaprálová
2.4 Kaprálová’s Trio for Oboe, Clarinet and Bassoon (1937–1938)
2.5 Vítezslava Kaprálová: Two Dances for Piano, op. 23 (1940). An Attempt at Reconstruction of the Autograph
2.6 Kaprálová as a Composer of the Week: The BBC Interview

Editors' Notes
Bibliography
Index
About the Authors

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