Offers the researcher an annotated catalogue of the available solo piano music in print composed by women born before the 20th century.
Designed as a practical reference guide for professional pianists and piano teachers, A Guide to Piano Music by Women Composers, Volume I, is an annotated catalogue of the available piano music in print composed by 144 women born before the 20th century. The work also features biographies and extensive bibliographical information for each composer. Arranged alphabetically by composer into categories including single works, collections, and anthologies, the music is also described in terms of grade level, genre, mood, style characteristics, and technical requirements, and ranges in difficulty from late elementary to virtuoso concert repertoire.
Far too many teachers, students, professional musicians, and audiences are unaware of the contributions made by women in music, and of the beauty and merit of their specific compositions. This reference work provides an invaluable addition to the current literature.
Preface Using the Guide Bio-Bibliographical Sources Music Publishers and Agents Women Composers: Biographies and Available Music for Solo Piano Selected Bibliography Composers and Dates Index Country of Birth Index Musical Eras Index
Reviews ...a welcome addition to the repertoire guides for piano. Highly recommended for all libraries, pianists, and piano teachers.—Choice
Endorsements Excellent contribution to the literature on piano music by women composers. Thorough and colorful description of the pieces discussed. In-depth coverage. Impressive work.—Maurice Hinson^LSenior Professor of Piano^LSchool of Church Music and Worship^LThe Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
^IA Guide to Piano Music by Women Composers: Volume I Composers Born Before 1900^R is an excellent addition to the rapidly growing literature on music of women of the past and present. Pamela Dees has carefully researched available materials, analyzed them with the insight of a pianist and pedagogue, attached biographical information, and produced a rich volume that adds information about `the other half' to earlier guides to piano literature. [T]his is a landmark publication; one eagerly awaits the companion twentieth century volume.—Sylvia Glickman^LPresident^LHildegard Publishing Company^L
This outstanding, comprehensive compedium is a much needed source. Every piano teacher, performer and educational institution should have this excellent resource.—Frances Nobert^LProfessor Emerita of Music and College Organist^LVice President^LInternational Alliance for Women in Music^LWhittier College
Dr. Dees has accomplished a landmark book for piano literature. Her extensive research on the topic and uncommon endeavor illuminates the work of music. This outstanding book provides fascinating information of incredible women and lively description of their piano works. The clear presentation brings accessibility as well as practical knowledge about unfamiliar names and works. The thorough analysis of grading levels of the repertoire is a useful tool for pianists and teachers. Every aspect of this book offers great values for performers, academic researchers, piano teachers and all who wish to learn more about piano music. Dr. Dee's contribution is truly enlightening and inspiring.—Jennifer Lim^LAdjunct Professor^LSt. Louis University