European women musicians of the Classical period : paper presentations
NamesFirst National Congress on Women in Music (Creator)Gerboth, Walter (Moderator)Berdes, Jane L (Speaker)Beicken, Suzanne J (Speaker)Britton, Carolyn, 1935- (Speaker)Beicken, Suzanne JBritton, Carolyn, 1935- (Author)
First National Congress on Women in Music recordings
Dates / OriginDate Created: 1981-03-28
Table of Contents[Part 1]: [Opening remarks ; Introductions] (Walter Gerboth, moderator) -- Session 8 paper presentations: "Maddalena Laura Lombardini Sirmen (c. 1750-after 1785)" / Jane L. Berdes -- [Added commentary ; Introduction] (Walter Gerboth, moderator) -- [Excerpt] "The woman singer: Johann Adam Hiller's emancipatory contribution" / Dr. Suzanne Beicken [ends abruptly][Part 2]: [Excerpt, to end] "The woman singer: Johann Adam Hiller's emancipatory contribution" / Dr. Suzanne Beicke -- [Added commentary ; Introduction] (Walter Gerboth, moderator) -- "The life and keyboard works of Maria Teresa Agnesi, Milan (1720-1795)" / Dr. Carolyn Britton -- [Speeches by presenters] -- [Questions from the audience] [ends abruptly]
Library locationsRodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded SoundShelf locator: *LTC-A 1377Shelf locator: *LTC 103 sess. 8 no. 2 (former classmark)
TopicsWomen in musicSirmen, Maddalena Laura Lombardini, 1745-1818Cuzzoni, Francesca, 1696-1778Bordoni, Faustina, 1697-1781Hiller, Johann Adam, 1728-1804Schröter, Corona, 1751-1802Mara, Gertrud Elisabeth, 1749-1833Agnesi, Maria Teresa, 1720-1795CastratiSingspielWomen composers -- Italy -- 18th centuryWomen musicians -- Italy -- 18th centuryWomen musicians -- Germany -- 18th centuryWomen musicians -- United StatesWomen composers -- United StatesBerdes, Jane L. Maddalena Laura Lombardini Sirmen (c. 1750-after 1785)Beicken, Suzanne J. Woman singer: Johann Adam Hiller's emancipatory contributionBritton, Carolyn, 1935- Life and keyboard works of Maria Teresa Agnesi, Milan (1720-1795)
GenresLecturesLive sound recordings
NotesContent: Former classmark on original cassette: *LTC 103 (F)Content: Title from original cassette label; additional information from catalog (cassette tapes, schedule of meetings and concerts, and newspaper clippings (, 46,  p.); Available on request.Performers: Jane L. Berdes, Dr. Suzanne Beicken (University of Maryland) and Dr. Carolyn Britton (Associate Professor, piano, University of Wisconsin at River Falls), lecturers ; Walter Gerboth (Brooklyn College), moderator.Venue: Recorded New York University, New York, N. Y. 1981 March 28.Citation/reference: Forms part of: First National Congress on Women in Music recordings.
Physical DescriptionAudiocassetteExtent: 1 audio cassette (93:38) : analog, mono
DescriptionIn the first paper "Maddalena Laura Lombardini Sirmen (c. 1750-after 1785)", Jane L. Berdes talks in depth about the composer's life and her works. The second paper, "The woman singer: Johann Adam Hiller's emancipatory contribution", Dr. Suzanne Beicken focuses on the period of exclusion of women singers as performers during the 18th century, thus using castrati for the high voices (a barbaric practice). The ban was only lifted when Johann Adam Hiller, who invented Singspiel and was known for his vocal instruction, insisted that ladies join the men on the stage. Two of his students were the legendary vocalists Corona Schröter and Gertrud Elisabeth Schmeling [Mara]. Two other famous female singers during this period in Italy were Francesca Cuzzoni and Faustina Bordoni. The last paper, "The life and keyboard works of Maria Teresa Agnesi, Milan (1720-1795)", Dr. Carolyn Britton talks about the family, works and life of composer Maria Teresa Agnesi, ending with her struggles after she married her husband.
Type of ResourceSound recording
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