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Rachel Lumsden

In: Gender and Women's Leadership: A Reference Handbook

Chapter 95: Women's Leadership in Western Music Since 1800

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Women's Leadership in Western Music Since 1800
Women's leadership in Western music since 1800

Women have been active participants in the musical world since antiquity, but discussions of their efforts have traditionally been neglected in favor of those of male musicians. Beginning in the 1970s, encouraged by the flourishing feminist movement, scholars began to investigate the musical activities of female musicians in greater depth. In the past 30 years, the work of female musicians of all eras and nationalities has been recovered, discovered, and examined with increasing intensity. Although much has been accomplished, much work remains to be ...

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