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Analytical Essays on Music by Women Composers: Concert Music from 1960-2000
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Analytical Essays on Music by Women Composers: Concert Music from 1960-2000

Laurel Parsons and Brenda Ravenscroft

Abstract

This multiauthor collection, the first of an unprecedented four-volume series of analytical essays on music by women composers from Hildegard of Bingen to the twenty-first century, presents detailed studies of compositions written since 1960 by Ursula Mamlok, Norma Beecroft, Joan Tower, Sofia Gubaidulina, Chen Yi, Kaija Saariaho, Libby Larsen, and Elisabeth Lutyens. Each chapter opens with a brief biographical sketch of the composer written by the editors, followed by an in-depth analysis of a single representative composition linking analytical observations with broader considerations of musi ... More

Keywords: Music analysis, women composers, gender, twentieth century, music theory, musicology, pitch, gesture, text, rhythm

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780190236861
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190236861.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Laurel Parsons, editor

Brenda Ravenscroft, editor
Associate Professor of music theory and analysis, Queen's University