Music Women and Pianos in Antebellum Bethlehem Pennsylvania

This book documents not only the academic and music curricula offered at a distinguished seminary, but the importance of piano study from a sociological viewpoint, music making in a gendered environment, and performance opportunities ...

Author: Jewel A. Smith

Publisher: Associated University Presse

ISBN: 9780934223904

Category: Music

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This book documents not only the academic and music curricula offered at a distinguished seminary, but the importance of piano study from a sociological viewpoint, music making in a gendered environment, and performance opportunities available to nineteenth-century women. The Seminary attracted students from prominent families on the eastern seaboard, as well as across the nation and from foreign countries. Piano playing was the foremost musical art regularly taught at the Seminary and was regarded as one of the few public accomplishments appropriate for young women. Repertoire included current literature such as character pieces, sets of variations, fantasies, and nocturnes - the same repertoire performed in European salons and on concert stages by artists such as Henri Herz, Sigismond Thalberg, Clara Wieck, and Franz Liszt. The text is accompanied by thirty-two illustrations, sixteen musical examples, and four tables.

Music Women and Pianos

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IAWM Journal

Jewel A . Smith : Music , Women , and Pianos in Antebellum Bethlehem ,
Pennsylvania : The Moravian Young Ladies ' Seminary Bethlehem , PA . Lehigh
University Press , 215 pages , 32 black - and - white illustrations ( portraits ,
programs , a ...

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Moravian Music Journal

RESEARCH REPORTS - Music , Women , and Pianos Jewel A. Smith Ph.D.
Candidate , Cincinnati Conservatory of ... Music , Women , and Pianos : The
Moravian Young Ladies ' Seminary in Antebellum Bethlehem , Pennsylvania (
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Women in Music

Music, Women, and Pianos in Antebellum Bethlehem, Pennsylvania: The
Moravian Young Ladies' Seminary. Bethlehem, PA: Lehigh University Press,
2008. 215 pp. ISBN 978-0-9342-2390-4. Smith provides a detailed account of
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Author: Karin Pendle

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135848130

Category: Music

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Women in Music: A Research and Information Guide is an annotated bibliography emerging from more than twenty-five years of feminist scholarship on music. This book testifies to the great variety of subjects and approaches represented in over two decades of published writings on women, their work, and the important roles that feminist outlooks have played in formerly male-oriented academic scholarship or journalistic musings on women and music.

Dissertation Abstracts International

... composed music and a few passages made up of arrangements from the
above - mentioned musical traditions . Music , women , and pianos : The
Moravian Young Ladies ' Seminary in antebellum Bethlehem , Pennsylvania (
1815 - 1860 ) .

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Transforming Women s Education

Jewel A. Smith opens the doors of four female seminaries, revealing a milieu where rigorous training focused on music as an artistic pursuit rather than a social skill.

Author: Jewel A. Smith

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 0252051076

Category: Education

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Female seminaries in nineteenth-century America offered middle-class women the rare privilege of training in music and the liberal arts. A music background in particular provided the foundation for a teaching career, one of the few paths open to women. Jewel A. Smith opens the doors of four female seminaries, revealing a milieu where rigorous training focused on music as an artistic pursuit rather than a social skill. Drawing on previously untapped archives, Smith charts women's musical experiences and training as well as the curricula and instruction available to them, the repertoire they mastered, and the philosophies undergirding their education. She also examines the complex tensions between the ideals of a young democracy and a deeply gendered system of education and professional advancement. An in-depth study of female seminaries as major institutions of learning, Transforming Women's Education illuminates how musical training added to women's lives and how their artistic acumen contributed to American society.

Bento Box in the Heartland

Author: Linda Furiya

Publisher: Seal Press

ISBN: 9781580051910

Category: Cooking

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The syndicated food columnist blends childhood memories, food, and cultural identity in a memoir revealing what life was like in the 1960s for the only Asian American family living in the farming community of Versailles, Indiana.

Bibliographic Index

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Evangelical Studies Bulletin

Smith , Jewel Ann . “ Music , Women , and Pianos : The Moravian Young Ladies
Seminary in Antebellum Bethlehem , Pennsylvania ( 18151860 ) . ” University of
Cincinnati , 2003 . McGraw , Paul Ernest . “ Born in Zion ? The Margins of ...

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Complete wind chamber music

Author: David Moritz Michael

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Category: Suites (Bassoon, clarinets (2), flute, horns (2))

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Journal of the American Musical Instrument Society

Further confirmation exists in the form of autograph documents concerning the
sale of numerous items , musical and otherwise ... Music , Women , and Pianos at
the Moravian Young Ladies ' Seminary in Antebellum Bethlehem , Pennsylvania
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New Books on Women Gender and Feminism

MUSIC , WOMEN , AND PIANOS IN ANTEBELLUM BETHLEHEM ,
PENNSYLVANIA : THE MORAVIAN YOUNG LADIES ' SEMINARY . Smith , Jewel
A. Lehigh University Press , 2008. 215p . ill . bibl . index . $ 55.00 , ISBN
9780934223904 .

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Women in the Arts

CHAPTER FOUR WOMEN MAKING MUSIC : PIANO INSTRUCTION AND
PERFORMANCE AT THE MORAVIAN YOUNG LADIES ' SEMINARY IN
ANTEBELLUM BETHLEHEM , PENNSYLVANIA JEWEL SMITH اور Founded in
1742 , the ...

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'Women In The Arts' is a multi-disciplined celebration of past and present women creators. It marks a new departure in women's studies, for it presents an interdisciplinary emphasis on the long-neglected area of women's contributions to the various genres of the arts.

The American Organist

Music , Women , and Pianos in Antebellum Bethlehem , Pennsylvania : The
Moravian Young Ladies ' Seminary , A. Smith Jewel . ... The Musical World of a
Medieval Monk : Adémar de Chabannes in Eleventh - century Aquitaine , James
Grier .

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America History and Life

41 : 10333 1815-60 Smith , Jewel Ann . “ Music , Women , and Pianos : The
Moravian Young Ladies ' Seminary in Antebellum Bethlehem , Pennsylvania (
18151860 ) . ” U. of Cincinnati 2003. 716 pp . DAL 2003 64 ( 5 ) : 1461 - A .
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Provides historical coverage of the United States and Canada from prehistory to the present. Includes information abstracted from over 2,000 journals published worldwide.

Women in the Arts

Women in the Arts: Eccentric Essays in Music, Visual Arts, and Literature is a multi-disciplined celebration of past and present women creators.

Author: Barbara Harback

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1527553922

Category: Music

Page: 210

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Women in the Arts: Eccentric Essays in Music, Visual Arts, and Literature is a multi-disciplined celebration of past and present women creators. It marks a new departure in women’s studies, for it presents an interdisciplinary emphasis on the long-neglected area of women’s contributions to the various genres of the arts. Because of its unique historical approach, this pioneering collection of essays is useful in the areas of humanities and women’s studies as scholarly or pleasure readings. Many “firsts” are included in this anthology. There are chapters by three prominent award-winning living composers that discuss the plight of women in this male-dominated field and the pioneering contemporary innovations to the discipline of musical composition that women have contributed. Another chapter brings to light pioneering research on the names and musical compositions of the earliest women composers. Another gives historical evidence of the earliest documented women’s conservatory and its performers in the United States located in the Moravian Young Ladies’ Seminary in Antebellum Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. The chapter on the MacDowell Colony reveals the history of how Marian MacDowell and her network of women’s music clubs helped to build the MacDowell Colony, a haven for artists that has continued through the twenty-first century. In the visual arts, one essay brings forth visual representations of women’s subjugation; another analyzes the photographic innovations and historical work of the woman pioneer, Nellie Ladd; the artistic contributions of two women of color, Josephine Baker and Frida Kahlo, are contrasted in a historical perspective; and a fascinating historical analyses of women and tattoos is presented. In the area of literature, the “Potters” are celebrated for pioneering the first serial hand-made magazine in 1904; another writer, discusses how she represents the role of motherhood in her female characters; and arguments are presented of how women poets give voice to spiritual feminism. The thirteen diverse essays present original contributions to the disciplines of music, visual arts, and literature. By bringing forth this collection, it is hoped that there will be greater appreciation for the great diversity and range of women creators and the obstacles that they had to overcome. It is hoped that the essays will provide a historical documentation of the artistic voice of women that have until now been neglected.

Concise Dictionary of American Biography A N

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ISBN: 9780684805474

Category: United States

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Contains 19,173 alphabetically arranged entries that provide brief biographical information about notable Americans who died prior to January 1, 1981; indexed by occupations and birthplaces.

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The Sonneck Society Bulletin

... Churches Accompanying Chorales at the Piano : The Moravian Young Ladies '
Seminary of Bethlehem , Pennsylvania ... The First Successful Musical by a
Woman CHARLOTTE KAUFMAN , Boston Musical Theater Session Ib Popular
and Classical in the Nineteenth Century Parodies and Burlesques of Italian
Opera Performed by Blackface Minstrels in Antebellum United States RENEE
LAPP NORRIS ...

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