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The Resource Music, women, and pianos in antebellum Bethlehem, Pennsylvania : the Moravian Young Ladies' Seminary, Jewel A. Smith

Music, women, and pianos in antebellum Bethlehem, Pennsylvania : the Moravian Young Ladies' Seminary, Jewel A. Smith

Label
Music, women, and pianos in antebellum Bethlehem, Pennsylvania : the Moravian Young Ladies' Seminary
Title
Music, women, and pianos in antebellum Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Title remainder
the Moravian Young Ladies' Seminary
Statement of responsibility
Jewel A. Smith
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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."--BOOK JACKET
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1953-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Smith, Jewel A.
Dewey number
780.82/0974822
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
ML3795
LC item number
.S57 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Studies in eighteenth-century America and the Atlantic world
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Piano music
  • Women musicians
  • Music
  • Music
  • Piano music
  • Women musicians
  • Moravian Young Ladies' Seminary
Label
Music, women, and pianos in antebellum Bethlehem, Pennsylvania : the Moravian Young Ladies' Seminary, Jewel A. Smith
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 195-204) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Philosophies of women's education -- An overview of the Young Ladies' Seminary -- The piano : the favored instrument -- Piano instruction for a young lady -- Piano literature studied and performed at the Seminary -- The Kummer family and the seminary -- Life after the seminary -- Gender and curriculum : the seminary and Nazareth Hall compared
Control code
79002228
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
215 pages
Isbn
9780934223904
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2007001101
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)79002228
Label
Music, women, and pianos in antebellum Bethlehem, Pennsylvania : the Moravian Young Ladies' Seminary, Jewel A. Smith
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 195-204) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Philosophies of women's education -- An overview of the Young Ladies' Seminary -- The piano : the favored instrument -- Piano instruction for a young lady -- Piano literature studied and performed at the Seminary -- The Kummer family and the seminary -- Life after the seminary -- Gender and curriculum : the seminary and Nazareth Hall compared
Control code
79002228
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
215 pages
Isbn
9780934223904
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2007001101
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)79002228

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