Girls at the Piano


Author: Virginia Lloyd

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781760297770

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

View: 8712

Virginia Lloyd spent much of her childhood and adolescence learning and playing the piano and thought she would make a career as a pianist. She originally started writing this book to understand the mystery of her very musical and deeply unhappy grandmother Alice, and how their lives both at and away from the piano intersected and diverged. Girls at the Piano also explores the changing relationship between women and the piano over the course of the instrument's 275-year history. Taking us from the salons of 18th century Europe to an amateur jazz workshop in Manhattan in the early 21st, this is a richly layered memoir that traces the experiences of real and fictional women at the piano over the course of the instrument's history. Funny, tender and fascinating, Girls at the Piano is an elegant and multi-layered meditation on identity, ambition and doubt, and how learning the piano had a profound effect on two women worlds and generations apart.

Music and Modern Art


Author: James Leggio

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135669694

Category: Music

Page: 270

View: 721

Music and Modern Art adopts an interdisciplinary approach to the relationship between these two fields of creative endeavor.

Auguste Renoir Two Girls at the Piano Vintage Art Journal


Author: Epic Love Books

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN: 9781724038647

Category: Art

Page: 102

View: 7768

A beautiful Auguste Renoir vintage painting on a notebook that features his artwork Two Girls at the Piano. This pretty pastel art journal features impressionist work from the 1800s. The lovely pink back and side cover complete an elegant girl's journal or diary. 6 x 9 book, 100 lined pages.

Music and the Southern Belle

From Accomplished Lady to Confederate Composer


Author: Candace Bailey

Publisher: SIU Press

ISBN: 0809385570

Category: History

Page: 255

View: 2502

Candace Bailey’s exploration of the intertwining worlds of music and gender shows how young southern women pushed the boundaries of respectability to leave their unique mark on a patriarchal society. Before 1861, a strictly defined code of behavior allowed a southern woman to identify herself as a “lady” through her accomplishments in music, drawing, and writing, among other factors. Music permeated the lives of southern women, and they learned appropriate participation through instruction at home and at female training institutions. A belle’s primary venue was the parlor, where she could demonstrate her usefulness in the domestic circle by providing comfort and serving to enhance social gatherings through her musical performances, often by playing the piano or singing. The southern lady performed in public only on the rarest of occasions, though she might attend public performances by women. An especially talented lady who composed music for a broader audience would do so anonymously so that her reputation would remain unsullied. The tumultuous Civil War years provided an opportunity for southern women to envision and attempt new ways to make themselves useful to the broader, public society. While continuing their domestic responsibilities and taking on new ones, young women also tested the boundaries of propriety in a variety of ways. In a broad break with the past, musical ladies began giving public performances to raise money for the war effort, some women published patriotic Confederate music under their own names, supporting their cause and claiming public ownership for their creations. Bailey explores these women’s lives and analyzes their music. Through their move from private to public performance and publication, southern ladies not only expanded concepts of social acceptability but also gained a valued sense of purpose. Music and the Southern Belle places these remarkable women in their social context, providing compelling insight into southern culture and the intricate ties between a lady’s identity and the world of music. Augmented by incisive analysis of musical compositions and vibrant profiles of composers, this volume is the first of its kind, making it an essential read for devotees of Civil War and southern history, gender studies, and music.

Nineteenth- and Twentieth-century Paintings


Author: Richard R. Brettell,Paul Hayes Tucker,Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.),Natalie Henderson Lee

Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art

ISBN: 1588393496

Category: Art

Page: 466

View: 5318

Robert Lehman (1891{u2013}1969), one of the foremost art collectors of his generation, embraced the work of both traditional and modern masters. This volume catalogues 130 nineteenth- and twentieth-century paintings that are now part of the Robert Lehman Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The majority of the works are by artists based in France, but there are also examples from the United States, Latin America, and India, reflecting Lehman{u2019}s global interests. The catalogue opens with outstanding paintings by Ingres, Théodore Rousseau, and Corot, among other early nineteenth-century artists. They are joined by an exemplary selection of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist works by Degas, Renoir, Sisley, Pissarro, Seurat, Signac, Van Gogh, Cézanne, and Gauguin. Twentieth-century masters represented here include Bonnard, Matisse, Rouault, Dalí, and Balthus. There are also newly researched modern works by Vicente do Rego Monteiro, Kees van Dongen, Dietz Edzard, and D. G. Kulkarni (dizi). Robert Lehman{u2019}s cultivated taste for nineteenth-century French academic practitioners and his intuitive eye for emerging young artists of his own time are documented and discussed. Three hundred comparative illustrations supplement the catalogue entries, as do extensively researched provenance information, exhibition histories, and references. The volume also includes a bibliography and indexes.

Women Making Music

The Western Art Tradition, 1150-1950


Author: Jane M. Bowers,Judith Tick

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780252014703

Category: Music

Page: 409

View: 5594

Also includes information on Amy (Mrs. H.H.) Beach, Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel, Hildegarde of Bingen, Isabella Leonarda, Annette von Droste-Hulshoff.

The Girls of Slender Means (New Directions Classic)


Author: Muriel Spark

Publisher: New Directions Publishing

ISBN: 0811221040

Category: Fiction

Page: 140

View: 3020

"Long ago in 1945 all the nice people in England were poor, allowing for exceptions," begins The Girls of Slender Means, Dame Muriel Spark's tragic and rapier-witted portrait of a London ladies' hostel just emerging from the shadow of World War II. Like the May of Teck Club itself—"three times window shattered since 1940 but never directly hit"—its lady inhabitants do their best to act as if the world were back to normal: practicing elocution, and jostling over suitors and a single Schiaparelli gown. The novel's harrowing ending reveals that the girls' giddy literary and amorous peregrinations are hiding some tragically painful war wounds. Chosen by Anthony Burgess as one of the Best Modern Novels in the Sunday Times of London, The Girls of Slender Means is a taut and eerily perfect novel by an author The New York Times has called "one of this century's finest creators of comic-metaphysical entertainment."

Stage Door


Author: Edna Ferber,George Simon Kaufman

Publisher: Dramatists Play Service Inc

ISBN: 9780822210696

Category: Drama

Page: 109

View: 8841

THE STORY: The play concerns a group of young girls who have come to New York to study acting and find jobs. The scene is Mrs. Orcutt's boarding house, where the hopes and ambitions of sixteen young women are revealed in scenes of entertaining come

Inside the Sun

Journey Through the Heart of Your Nearest Star


Author: Margaret Klim

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595299822

Category: Fiction

Page: 132

View: 999

Have you ever wondered how events occurring inside the sun can trigger changes on earth? Travel at the speed of light into the sun. Learn how a UC Berkeley student navigates through a year of turbulent demonstrations and protests. Discover how her life is an extended metaphor of the sun. Watch politics changes the lives of her colleagues. Warning: Enter the sun at your own risk! Your eyes might become radio telescopes. You are guaranteed to look at the universe from a new point of view.