In this new edition of Historical Anthology of Music by Women, Briscoe offers an indispensable resource for our own moment.... He has commissioned new biographical and critical essays by leading musicologists such as Thomas J. Mathiesen, Elizabeth Aubrey, Suzanne Cusick, Ellen Rosand, and Mark Everist, thus making the most recent interpretations of these women and their music easily available for the classroom." —from the Foreword by Susan McClary
New Historical Anthology of Music by Women updates the extremely popular collection with 55 compositions by 46 women composers from the ancient Greeks to the present. Each work is introduced by an informative essay by a specialist in the field, with recommendations for further reading, listening, and performing. Historical scores have been transcribed into modern notation for ease of use, and the works represent a wide variety of genres, including solo songs, chamber music, piano music, and orchestral scores. Composers include Sappho, Hildegard of Bingen, Barbara Strozzi, Clara Schumann, and Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel. The anthology includes a foreword by Susan McClary, the leading scholar on women’s music. New Historical Anthology of Music by Women is supplemented by an expanded 3-CD set featuring newly commissioned recordings.
Contributors: Elizabeth Aubrey, Laura Barceló-Lastra, Melissa Blakesly, Adrienne Fried Block, Marcia J. Citron, Suzanne Cusick, David Gordon Duke, Susan Erickson, Mark Everist, Jill Munroe Fankhauser, Annegret Fauser, Nancy Fierro, Susan M. Filler, Barbara Garvey Jackson, Bryony Jones, Michael Klaper, Carolyn Lindeman, Roberta Lindsey, Thomas J. Mathiesen, Hidemi Matsushita, Susan McClary, Sharon Mirchandani, Craig B. Parker, Karin Pendle, Barbara A. Petersen, Martin Picker, Janet Pollack, Caroline Potter, Nancy B. Reich, Ellen Rosand, Judith Rosen, and Diane Touliatos-Milesis.
“Supplementing the book of the same name, this expanded 3-CD set features newly commissioned recordings.
“This authoritative collection of women's music, now updated and expanded, features 55 compositions by 46 women composers from the ancient Greeks to the present. Each work is introduced by an informative essay by a specialist in the field. Historical scores have been transcribed into modern notation for ease of use.
"Briscoe has revised his valuable 1987 anthology with up-to-date-scholarship, ten new composers, and a more representative set of musical compositions. . . . Recommended for all libraries." — Library Journal
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Table of Contents
Foreword by Susan McClary
"On the throne of many hues, Immortal Aphrodite," "The sweet melody of reed pipe and [kithara] mingled"
"Augustus, the Monarch," "The Fallen Woman"
3. Hildegard von Bingen
"O virgo ac diadema"
"O rubor sanguinis"
4. Comtessa de Dia
5. Dame Margot and Dame Maroie de Diergnau
"Je vous pri, dame Maroie"
6. Margaret of Austria
"Se je souspire/Ecce iterum"
7. Anne Boleyn
"O Deathe, rock me asleepe" [attributed]
8. Maddalena Casulana
Madrigal VI, "Morte-Che vôi?-Te chiamo"
9. Francesca Caccini
"Maria, dolce Maria," sacred madrigal from Il Primo libro di madrigale
"Aria of the Shepherd" from the opera La Liberazione di Ruggiero
10. Barbara Strozzi
Hor che Apollo, Cantata for soprano, two violins, and continuo
11. Isabella Leonarda
Kyrie and "Crucifixus" (from the Credo) of Missa Prima, Opus 18
12. Elizabeth-Claude Jacquet de la Guerre
"La Flamande" and "Chaconne et son double" from Suite in D minor for harpsichord
Semelé, cantata for voice, violin, and continuo
13. Maria Margherita Grimani
"Sinfonia" from Pallade e Marte, opus dramaticum
14. Anna Amalie
"Adagio" from Sonata for Flute and Continuo in F
15. Marianna von Martines
"Allegro" from Sonata in A for piano
16. Maria Theresia von Paradis
"Morgenlied eines armen Mannes" for voice and harpsichord
17. Maria Agata Szymanowska
"Nocturne in B-flat" for piano
18. Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel
"Schwanenlied" for voice and piano
19. Clara Wieck Schumann
"Er ist gekommen durch Sturm und Regen," song for voice and piano
"Allegro Moderato" from Trio in G minor for Piano, Violin, and Cello
Variations on a Theme by Robert Schumann for piano
20. Louise Farrenc
"Allegro deciso" from Trio in E minor for flute, cello, and piano