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

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Tatjana Goldberg

Routledge
Published May 30, 2019
Reference - 176 Pages - 30 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780815347620 - CAT# K345464

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Summary

Tatjana 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 (Powell and Hall), 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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