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Music and the skillful listener : American women compose the natural world / Denise von Glahn.

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Berklee College of Music.

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Record details

  • ISBN: 9780253006622
  • ISBN: 0253006627
  • Physical Description: xiii, 397 pages : illustrations, music ; 24 cm.
  • Publisher: Bloomington ; Indiana University Press, [2013]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 373-382) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
A context for composers : within the nature-writing tradition -- Amy Marcy Cheney Beach (Mrs. H.H.A. Beach) -- Marion Bauer -- Louise Talma -- Pauline Oliveros -- Joan Tower -- Ellen Taaffe Zwilich -- Victoria Bond -- Libby Larsen -- Emily Doolittle -- Conclusions : the repercussions of listening.
Summary, etc.:
"For Denise Von Glahn, listening is that special quality afforded women who have been fettered for generations by the maxim 'be seen and not heard.' In Skillful Listeners, Von Glahn explores the relationship between listening and musical composition focusing on nine American women composers inspired by the sounds of the natural world:Amy Beach, Marion Bauer, Louise Talma, Pauline Oliveros, Joan Tower, Ellen Taaffe Zwilich, Victoria Bond, Libby Larsen, and Emily Doolittle. Von Glahn situates 'nature composing' among the larger tradition of nature writing and argues that, like their literary sisters, works of these women express deeply held spiritual and aesthetic beliefs about nature. Drawing on a wealth of archival and original source material, Von Glahn skillfully employs literary and gender studies, ecocriticism and ecomusicology, and the larger world of contemporary musicological thought to tell the stories of nine women composers who seek to understand nature through music."--Publisher's website.
Subject: Women composers > United States.
Music by women composers > History and criticism.
Nature in music.
Music by women composers.
Nature in music.
Women composers.
United States.
Genre: Criticism, interpretation, etc.

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