Pioneer Female Violin Virtuosi in the Early Twentieth Century: Maud Powell, Marie Hall, and Alma Moodie: A Gendered Re-Evaluation

1st Edition

Tatjana Goldberg

June 28, 2019 Forthcoming
Reference - 256 Pages - 30 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780815347620 - CAT# K345464

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Tanja Goldberg reveals the extent to which gender and socially constructed identity influenced female violinists’ ‘separate but unequal’ status in a great male-dominated virtuoso lineage, by focussing on the few that stood out: the American Maud Powell (1867-1920), Australian-born Alma Moodie (1898-1943) and the British Marie Hall (1884-1956). Despite breaking down traditional gender-based patriarchal social and cultural norms, becoming celebrated soloists and greatly contributing towards violin works and the early recording industry, they received little historical recognition. Goldberg provides a more complete picture of their artistic achievements and the impact they had on audiences.

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