Women Writing Music in Late Eighteenth-Century England: Social Harmony in Literature and Performance (Performance in the Long Eighteenth Century: Studies in Theatre, Music, Dance)

0 avg rating
( 0 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780754663331: Women Writing Music in Late Eighteenth-Century England: Social Harmony in Literature and Performance (Performance in the Long Eighteenth Century: Studies in Theatre, Music, Dance)
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

Combining new musicology trends, formal musical analysis, and literary feminist recovery work, Leslie Ritchie examines rare poetic, didactic, fictional, and musical texts written by women in late eighteenth-century Britain. She finds instances of and resistance to contemporary perceptions of music as a form of social control in works by Maria Barthélemon, Harriett Abrams, Mary Worgan, Susanna Rowson, Hannah Cowley, and Amelia Opie, among others. Relating women's musical compositions and writings about music to theories of music's function in the formation of female subjectivities during the latter half of the eighteenth century, Ritchie draws on the work of cultural theorists and cultural historians, as well as feminist scholars who have explored the connection between femininity and performance. Whether crafting works consonant with societal ideals of charitable, natural, and national order, or re-imagining their participation in these musical aids to social harmony, women contributed significantly to the formation of British cultural identity. Ritchie's interdisciplinary book will interest scholars working in a range of fields, including gender studies, musicology, eighteenth-century British literature, and cultural studies.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Leslie Ritchie is Associate Professor of English at Queen's University, Kingston, Canada.

Review:

'Ritchie's exploration of English women's music making will interest not only musicologists, but also a broader range of readers interested in cultural studies, feminist criticism, and eighteenth-century studies. Disproving assumptions that women's participation in music in this period was confined to the "domestic" sphere, Ritchie shows women musicians performing in venues ranging from the most obviously public, like the London opera and theater stages, to intimate domestic settings. Literary readers will appreciate discovering lyrics by important women poets, while musicians will like the generous provision of musical examples'. Susan Staves, Brandeis University, USA '... ambitious, rewarding study ... Ritchie ... makes a major contribution to each of the disciplines that informs her study, chiefly musicology, literary studies, eighteenth-century studies, and gender studies ... Ritchie's clear writing and her lucid explanations of the myths and assumptions that have long governed-and hampered-investigations of women's participation in eighteenth-century musical worlds would make this book valuable for classroom use.' NABMSA Newsletter 'By considering not only music but also contributors to musical life outside the bounds of traditional musicology, Ritchie's book reveals much valuable material, establishing the extent to which the content, production and development of the vocal music of the period depended on women.' Early Music '... a valuable book...' Studies in English Literature 'Ritchie performs that most difficult feat of writing clearly and concisely about complex cultural issues without over-simplication or reductive reading. ...the quality of analysis [...] of both literature and music, is illuminating, rich and vital. This book is much to be recommended to those interested in 18th century culture, particularly as it relates to women and music.' The Consort '... the book essentially covers not only women writing music but also their 'participation in the field of musical production'. It is an outcome that reaches beyond what the title implies to deliver a strong result. ... valuable work ... an examination of works and experiences beyond the established canon can yield a positive result. In this case, it certainly has.' Eighteenth-Century Music 'This book is skilfully written and the mode of delivery is refreshingly direct and accessible. ... the scholarly apparatus supporting the book is impeccable and one is continually impressed by the exhaustiveness and breadth of the author's research. ... The importance of this study lies, not just in what it reveals about the multifariousness of women's musical activity in England in the later eighteenth century - and what emerges is considerable - but also in what it contributes towards a more nuanced understanding of the period in general: it has much to say that is new about the subtle and complex interaction of music and society, in which women musicians of varying calibre played an inextricable and indispensible part. ... Ritchie's book is to be welcomed as an extremely sophisticated contribution.' Ad Parnassum 'Very little is known about women's musical composition in eighteenth century England, and this excellent book makes a solid foundation for the subject...Ritchie's informative, highly intelligent sentences are a pleasure to read, and the book is beautifully researched, with an extensive bibliography separated usefully into three listings: musical sources, eighteenth-century sources, and other "critical, historical, and bibliographical sources." ...Anyone interested in the history of music, or in women's cultural production in eighteenth-century England, will want to read this book.' Eighteenth-Century Fiction

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Leslie Ritchie
Published by Routledge (2008)
ISBN 10: 0754663337 ISBN 13: 9780754663331
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Routledge, 2008. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0754663337

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 47.71
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.27
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Leslie Ritchie
Published by Ashgate (2008)
ISBN 10: 0754663337 ISBN 13: 9780754663331
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Ashgate, 2008. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0754663337

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 93.90
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

Ritchie, Leslie
Published by Routledge (2016)
ISBN 10: 0754663337 ISBN 13: 9780754663331
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Print on Demand
Seller:
Ria Christie Collections
(Uxbridge, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Routledge, 2016. Paperback. Condition: New. PRINT ON DEMAND Book; New; Publication Year 2016; Not Signed; Fast Shipping from the UK. No. book. Seller Inventory # ria9780754663331_lsuk

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 134.52
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.90
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

Leslie Ritchie
Published by Routledge (2008)
ISBN 10: 0754663337 ISBN 13: 9780754663331
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Routledge, 2008. HRD. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # IQ-9780754663331

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 162.76
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

5.

RITCHIE, LESLIE
Published by Routledge (2008)
ISBN 10: 0754663337 ISBN 13: 9780754663331
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Herb Tandree Philosophy Books
(Stroud, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Routledge, 2008. Hardback. Condition: NEW. 9780754663331 This listing is a new book, a title currently in-print which we order directly and immediately from the publisher. For all enquiries, please contact Herb Tandree Philosophy Books directly - customer service is our primary goal. Seller Inventory # HTANDREE01022108

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 164.88
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 10.12
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

6.

Leslie Ritchie
Published by Routledge 2008-07-18 (2008)
ISBN 10: 0754663337 ISBN 13: 9780754663331
New Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
Chiron Media
(Wallingford, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Routledge 2008-07-18, 2008. Condition: New. Brand new book, sourced directly from publisher. Dispatch time is 4-5 working days from our warehouse. Book will be sent in robust, secure packaging to ensure it reaches you securely. Seller Inventory # NU-TNFPD-00114666

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 141.28
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 37.96
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

7.

Leslie Ritchie
Published by Routledge (2008)
ISBN 10: 0754663337 ISBN 13: 9780754663331
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Routledge, 2008. HRD. Condition: New. New Book. Delivered from our UK warehouse in 4 to 14 business days. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # IQ-9780754663331

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 169.45
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 11.39
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

8.

Ritchie, Leslie
Published by Ashgate Pub Co (2008)
ISBN 10: 0754663337 ISBN 13: 9780754663331
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Ashgate Pub Co, 2008. Hardcover. Condition: Brand New. illustrated edition. 280 pages. 9.25x6.25x1.25 inches. In Stock. Seller Inventory # __0754663337

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 176.46
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 9.49
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

9.

Leslie Ritchie
Published by Taylor & Francis Ltd, United Kingdom (2008)
ISBN 10: 0754663337 ISBN 13: 9780754663331
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Taylor & Francis Ltd, United Kingdom, 2008. Hardback. Condition: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. Combining new musicology trends, formal musical analysis, and literary feminist recovery work, Leslie Ritchie examines rare poetic, didactic, fictional, and musical texts written by women in late eighteenth-century Britain. She finds instances of and resistance to contemporary perceptions of music as a form of social control in works by Maria Barthelemon, Harriett Abrams, Mary Worgan, Susanna Rowson, Hannah Cowley, and Amelia Opie, among others. Relating women's musical compositions and writings about music to theories of music's function in the formation of female subjectivities during the latter half of the eighteenth century, Ritchie draws on the work of cultural theorists and cultural historians, as well as feminist scholars who have explored the connection between femininity and performance. Whether crafting works consonant with societal ideals of charitable, natural, and national order, or re-imagining their participation in these musical aids to social harmony, women contributed significantly to the formation of British cultural identity. Ritchie's interdisciplinary book will interest scholars working in a range of fields, including gender studies, musicology, eighteenth-century British literature, and cultural studies. Seller Inventory # APC9780754663331

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 198.82
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

10.

Ritchie, Leslie
Published by Routledge (2018)
ISBN 10: 0754663337 ISBN 13: 9780754663331
New Hardcover Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Murray Media
(NORTH MIAMI BEACH, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Routledge, 2018. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used! This item is printed on demand. Seller Inventory # 0754663337

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 199.63
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book