(E) Need information right away - female Croatian composer
Female Croatian composer ?
Dear friends: As you may know, I'm very interested in the art music of Croatian composers. I think that this excellent music is neglected only through ignorance and once it is generally known, that it will begin appearing in concert halls more and more often. I have just received information that a book by Dr. Anne Gray is about to go to the publishers. It is entitled The Popular Guide to Women in Classical Music. This will be a reference book for musicians in libraries and music schools all over the English speaking world. There were only four Balkan names, identified as Yugoslavian. The friend who sent me the information asked if any of them were Croatian. As it turns out, they were not. I asked if Dora Pejacevic was listed in her book. She is not. In fact, not even ONE female Croatian composer is listed in this book. Please, if anyone has information about any female Croatian composer of art music for either voice or any instrument -- PAST OR THE PRESENT -- please either let me know at firstname.lastname@example.org , or email Fran Irwin at Fmirwinstl@aol.com . Fran is Croatian-American and she alerted me about this upcoming book. We are both appalled that a book of this scope could come out without mention of any Croatian. Thank you for your help, Srdacno, Suzanne Lord
Hello - Dr. Anne Gray did a monumental book about women in classical music. It is about 1100 pages, divided into five sections and well researched to the extent of her resources. It represented about ten years of work. The book was already published when I saw it, and unfortunately there was no way to add Croatian women composers. There are American women, and no doubt others, who now should be included in the book. Perhaps an addendum could be assembled and pubished? It would be timely. Research should be ongoing.