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Kvinnelighet, kritikk og  originalitet.: Musikkinnslag ved «Kvindernes  Udstilling fra Fortid til Nutid» i 1895.
Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Musicology and Performance Studies. (Musikvetenskap)
2010 (Norwegian)In: Tidsskrift for kjønnsforskning, ISSN 0809-6341, Vol. 34, no 1, 23-40 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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Femininity, criticism and originality

Musicking at the Copenhagen 1895 Women’s Exhibition from past to present

In reviews of this event, projections of the composers’ and artists’ femininity and appearance are both highlighted and intertwined. Presenting everything from apparently fair and balanced descriptions to reviews that openly state common negative attitudes towards women’s abilities, critics – mainly male composers, conductors and musicians – tried to make it appear as if women posed no real threat or challenge to the male establishment. What male critics made sound highly conventional, was in fact propaganda based on their own gender-loaded esthetics. Still, most of them account for enthusiastic crowds of women applauding the participant’s executive skills and compositions. It seems that if gifted women chose to develop in other directions than this esthetic, they didn’t get renown, and if they followed in men’s footsteps, they were accused of not being original. Therefore the originality of the represented women couldn’t be accepted or receive public renown.

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Oslo: 34 | Nr. 1 / 2010 | 23–40 | ISSN 0890-6341© Universitetsforlaget. , 2010. Vol. 34, no 1, 23-40 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-37600OAI: diva2:303948
Genus og kanonisitet i skandinavisk musikkhistorie 1890-1920. Feministisk hermeneutikk og kanontransformasjoner av menns og kvinners musikk på terskelen til "kvinnenes århundre"
Available from: 2010-03-16 Created: 2010-03-16 Last updated: 2010-12-02Bibliographically approved

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