Biography of Henriëtte Bosmans: Pianist and Composer

Author: Becker, Juanita
Year:2016
Pages:152
ISBN:1-4955-0497-2
978-1-4955-0497-6
Price:159.95
The purpose of this book is to make information about this Dutch composer and her music available in English. Henriëtte Bosmans (1895-1952) enjoyed a varied and active career as a solo and collaborative performer, composer, and music critic. Considered one of the foremost Dutch composers of her day, Bosmans is best regarded for remaining true to her own musical idiom, regardless of whatever compositional techniques were fashionable at the time.

Reviews

“In this work, Dr. Becker provides a sympathetic and scholarly evaluation of Bosmans’ life and music and furnishes a linguistic bridge into her own writings, critical reception…it will facilitate a new hearing for Bosmans’ unique voice among those who sought to challenge the traditional gender roles of women.”
Professor Charles E. Brewer,
The College of Music,
Florida State University


“Dr. Becker’s book will bring attention to and provide an awareness to English readers of a woman performer and composer who has largely and unfortunately been overlooked by recent scholarship.”
Professor Willaim Braun,
Wisconsin Lutheran College


Table of Contents

Foreword by Professor Charles E. Brewer
Acknowledgements
CHAPTERS:
1. AN INTRODUCTION TO DUTCH MUSICAL LIFE CIRCA 1829-1945
2. THE EARLY YEARS: 1895-1923
3. BEFORE WORLD WAR II: 1923-1940
4. DURING AND AFTER WORLD WAR II: 1940-1952
5. A DISCUSSION OF THREE WORKS
-Trio voor piano, viol en violonce; Concertino voor piano en orkest; Dix mélodies
6. CONCLUSION
APPENDIX A: Selected List of Works
APPENDIX B: Selected Discography
APPENDIX C: List of Articles by H. Bosmans
SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY
INDEX