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Gender and the Musical Canon By Marcia J. Citron

Gender and the Musical Canon by Marcia J. Citron

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Summary

Why is music composed by women so marginal to the standard 'classical' repertoire? In answering this question, the author focuses on the tradition since 1800 and examines practices and attitudes that have led to the exclusion of women composers from the received 'canon' of performed classical works.

Gender and the Musical Canon Summary

Gender and the Musical Canon by Marcia J. Citron

Why is music composed by women so marginal to the standard 'classical' repertoire? In attempting to answer this fundamental question, this book examines the practices and attitudes that have led to the exclusion of women composers from the received 'canon' of performed musical works. Focusing on the tradition since 1800, Marcia J. Citron makes substantial use of feminist and interdisciplinary theory. After introducing the notion of canon and its role in cultural discourse, she explores important elements of canon formation: creativity, professionalism, music as gendered discourse, and reception. A final chapter provides a critique of many of these ideas with respect to the canon of the university music history curriculum. Professor Citron shows how an understanding of canon formation illuminates some of the basic issues that affect the discipline as a whole.

Gender and the Musical Canon Reviews

'Citron's book is well written and continuously provocative. And she concludes with some useful comments on, as she sees it, the much needed restructuring of the university music-history curriculum.' Music and Letters

Table of Contents

Preface; Introduction; 1. Canonic issues; 2. Creativity; 3. Professionalism; 4. Music as gendered discourse; 5. Reception; 6. The Canon in practice; Notes; Bibliography; Index.

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GOR001241822
9780521449748
052144974X
Gender and the Musical Canon by Marcia J. Citron
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Cambridge University Press
1993-07-30
319
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