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Extraordinary Women in Support of Music - Mona Mender

Extraordinary Women in Support of Music

Paperback Published: 1st January 1997
ISBN: 9780810846555
Number Of Pages: 318

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Now in paperback! Mona Mender celebrates the fascinating and diverse women who have done us all a great service by furthering music and helping musicians. Her tribute begins with a brief history that places these women in their proper historical backgrounds. The main part of the book is devoted to the women themselves, most of whom are well-known, including Lucrezia Borgia, Coco Chanel, Gertrude Stein, Catherine de Medici, Queen Elizabeth I, Nadia Boulanger, and Isadora Duncan. Many of these women were the power behind the development of the Metropolitan Opera, the Hollywood Bowl, Tanglewood, Aspen, and other institutions, festivals and organizations. Although the roles of the women vary �from supportive mothers and sisters, to patronesses, wives and lovers, and then inspired teachers and creative administrators �they all have one thing in common: they have contributed their support, their passion, and commitment to music and the lives of musicians. For high school, public, and academic libraries. Cloth edition published in 1997.

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...a labor of love that delivers more enjoyable reading than its scholarly title promises...rich in information...a fascinating look at the course of Western history from a musical perspective.--Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Prefacep. ix
A Brief Historyp. 1
Ladies of the Great Salonsp. 19
Aspasiap. 19
Isabella d'Estep. 21
Lucrezia Borgiap. 24
Diane de Poitiersp. 26
Marquise de Rambouilletp. 27
Queen Christina of Swedenp. 29
Ninon de Lenclosp. 35
Claudine de Tencinp. 36
Marie du Deffandp. 37
Misia Sertp. 39
Coco Chanelp. 44
Princesse de Polignacp. 50
Comtesse de Polignacp. 52
Gertrude Steinp. 53
Elegant Patronesses of the Old Worldp. 55
Eleanor of Aquitainep. 55
Catherine de Medicisp. 58
Queen Elizabeth Ip. 59
Empress Maria Theresap. 62
Madame de Pompadourp. 67
Nadezhda von Meckp. 72
Queen Elisabeth of Belgiump. 80
Bathsabee de Rothschildp. 82
Wives and Loversp. 85
George Sandp. 85
Clara Schumannp. 96
Cosima Wagnerp. 100
Sara Bullp. 109
Alma Mahlerp. 110
Olga Koussevitzkyp. 121
Aniela Rubinsteinp. 123
Galina Rostropovichp. 130
Felicia Bernsteinp. 140
Martita Casalsp. 148
Inspired Teachersp. 153
Isabella Vengerovap. 153
Rosina Lhevinnep. 155
Estelle Lieblingp. 157
Olga Samaroffp. 158
Nadia Boulangerp. 158
Dorothy DeLayp. 169
Helen Coatesp. 172
Phillis Curtinp. 175
Patronesses in the United Statesp. 179
Elizabeth Sprague Coolidgep. 179
Mary Louise Curtis Bok Zimbalistp. 181
Gertrude Robinson Smithp. 187
Lila Bell Acheson Wallacep. 191
Alice Tullyp. 195
Elizabeth Nitze Paepckep. 198
Ladies of the Hollywood Bowlp. 199
Ladies of the Metropolitan Operap. 201
Others Who Made a Differencep. 205
Creative Administratorsp. 211
Clara Damroschp. 211
Helen Mulford Thompsonp. 219
Sarah Caldwellp. 222
Beverly Sillsp. 224
Loretta Dranoffp. 229
Othersp. 231
Remarkable Mothers and Sistersp. 237
Maria Anna Mozartp. 237
Fanny Mendelssohnp. 244
Rildia Bee Cliburnp. 247
Jennie Resnick Bernsteinp. 251
Shirley Anne Bernsteinp. 256
Choreographers and Their Contributionsp. 261
Isadora Duncanp. 261
Martha Grahamp. 265
Agnes deMillep. 273
Notesp. 281
Bibliographyp. 287
Indexp. 295
About the Authorp. 310
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ISBN: 9780810846555
ISBN-10: 0810846551
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 318
Published: 1st January 1997
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.83
Weight (kg): 0.41