The World of Women in Classical Music

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Author's Biography

Anne Gray hails from London, England, with degrees in music, speech and drama, a master's in English and a doctorate in human behavior. A professor of music history, keyboard, choral arts, speech and drama, her book, The Popular Guide to Classical Music, has been translated into several languages and can be found in all major Spanish-speaking countries. Her landmark 1,000-page definitive, The WORLD of WOMEN in Classical Music, hit the world in 2007.

Her other books include the highly effective motivationals, Where Have You Been All Your Life? and How to Hang Onto Your Husband. Juvenile works include two editions of the historical The Wonderful World of San Diego. She has contributed to the Grolier Encyclopedia plus numerous magazine and newspaper articles on a variety of topics, including the IAWMJournal, Women of Note, American Harp Journal, The Pen Woman Magazine and San Diego Union-Tribune. Her Life as a Wife columns, rivaling humorist Erma Bombeck, ran for several years in the San Diego Woman journal. In the performance field she was piano accompanist to her violinist son, Adrian, from his ages eleven to twenty-two. The duo performed as part of cheering programs for seniors.

Winner of numerous literary, music, public speaking and writing awards, Dr. Gray is president of WordWorld Literary Associates, a research and editing company. Its former subsidiary, Effective Speaking Image (ESI), trained speakers in elocution and stage presence, and provided original speech writing for maximum goal attainment. She is past president (1998–2002) of both the National League of American Pen Women, La Jolla Branch, and California South State Association; past president of Toastmasters of La Jolla; member of the International Platform Speakers Association, American Association of University Women (AAUW), College Music Society (CMS), American Musicological Society (AMS), International Alliance of Women in Music (IAWM), National Museum of Women in the Arts, and Music Fraternity, Phi Mu Epsilon. She is listed in the Dictionary of International Biography, Bakers Biographical Dictionary of 20th Century Musicians and Who's Who in Music. She has been married to the same man for an amazing number of years. They have two handsome sons.

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Table of contents

  • Title Page i
  • Dedication iii
  • Other Books by Anne K. Gray iv
  • Table of Contents v
  • Acknowledgments ix
  • Introduction xi
  • Chapter One 3
  • Chapter Two 19
  • Chapter Three 28
  • Chapter Four - Part A 47
  • Chapter Four: Part B 73
  • Chapter Five: Part A 99
  • Chapter Five: Part B 119
  • Chapter Five: Part C 150
  • Chapter Five: Part D 159
  • Chapter Five: Part E 169
  • Chapter Six 179
  • Chapter Seven 185
  • Chapter Eight 205
  • Chapter Nine - Part A 217
  • Chapter Nine - Part B 236
  • Chapter Ten 292
  • Chapter Eleven - Part A 301
  • Chapter Eleven - Part B 315
  • Chapter Eleven - Part C 364
  • Chapter Eleven - Part D 377
  • Chapter Eleven - Part E 386
  • Chapter Eleven - Part F 415
  • Chapter Twelve - Part A 422
  • Chapter Twelve - Part B 474
  • Chapter Twelve - Part C 482
  • Chapter Twelve - Part D 512
  • Chapter Twelve - Part E 528
  • Chapter Twelve - Part F 532
  • Chapter Twelve - Part G 566
  • Chapter Twelve - Part H 583
  • Chapter Twelve - Part I 604
  • Chapter Twelve - Part J 608
  • Chapter Twelve - Part K 614
  • Chapter Twelve - Part L 672
  • Chapter Twelve - Part M 695
  • Chapter Thirteen - Part A 699
  • Chapter Thirteen - Part B 715
  • Chapter Thirteen - Part C 736
  • Chapter Thirteen - Part D 750
  • Chapter Thirteen - Part E 791
  • Chapter Thirteen - Part F 805
  • Chapter Thirteen - Part G 819
  • Chapter Fourteen - Part A 830
  • Chapter Fourteen - Part B 870
  • Chapter Fifteen - Part A 898
  • Chapter Fifteen - Part B 921
  • Chapter Fifteen - Part C 937
  • Chapter Fifteen - Part D 943
  • Chapter Fifteen - Part E 949
  • Chapter Sixteen 957
  • Chapter Seventeen 976
  • Afterword 999
  • Appendix 1002
  • Abbrevations 1007
  • Bibliography 1010
  • Selected Discography 1015
  • Photo Credits 1020
  • Author's Biography 1031
  • Index 1033
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