By Sally Macarthur

Is there this kind of factor as women's track? Do ladies write and hear song otherwise than males do? whereas spotting that the diversities between ladies are as detailed because the modifications among genders, this daring new research examines gender's impact on song. The author's designated analytical procedure exhibits, in its software to genuine musical compositions, that there's a fluid dating among the song and the analyst, among the textual content and the context, and that 20th-century track is inextricably guaranteed to notions of gender that go beyond aesthetics.

Much of the paintings on women's track thus far has didn't deal severely with the particular compositions, settling as a substitute for extra biographical or sociological methods. during this appreciate, this paintings fills a major void. utilizing many concrete examples and cautious analyses of the paintings of such undervalued composers as Alma Mahler-Werfel, Anne Boyd, and Moya Henderson, it grounds the summary firmly, and fascinatingly, within the practical.

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