Pioneer Female Violin Virtuosi in the Early Twentieth Century: Maud Powell, Marie Hall, and Alma Moodie: A Gendered Re-Evaluation, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Pioneer Female Violin Virtuosi in the Early Twentieth Century

Maud Powell, Marie Hall, and Alma Moodie: A Gendered Re-Evaluation, 1st Edition

By Tatjana Goldberg

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256 pages | 30 B/W Illus.

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Description

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.

Table of Contents

1. Violin Playing and Virtuosity – a Gendered Perspective 2. The Historical Reception of Pioneer Virtuose 3. Maud Powell: the first female ‘modern Bow’ of North America 4. Marie Pauline Hall5. Alma Moodie: from an Australian protégée to oblivion 6. The shared experiences of pioneer violin virtuose through the prism of gender studies

About the Author

Tatjana Goldberg started learning the violin in Croatia, and, as a young violinist she won several competitions and was sent to study violin at the P.I. Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatoire. In 2016 she was awarded her PhD from City, University of London. She teaches at the Purcell Music School and the Youth Music Centre, London; works as a tutor with the National Children’s Orchestra; and as a violin teacher at Middlesex University and City, University of London.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MUS000000
MUSIC / General