Behind the Iron Curtain: Female composers in the Soviet Bloc

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‘Behind the Iron Curtain: Female Composers in the Soviet Bloc’, turns to the specific situation of women composers working within the Soviet Bloc, where despite the public advocation of gender equality by state-socialist regimes, more traditional constructs of gender difference actually tended to be propagated. With a particular focus on the careers of Galina Ustvolskaya and Sofia Gubaidulina in the USSR, Ruth Zechlin in the GDR, and Grażyna Bacewicz in Poland, Elaine Kelly probes the possibilities open to female composers working under state socialism.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Cambridge Companion to Women in Music since 1900
EditorsLaura Hamer
PublisherCambridge University Press
ISBN (Electronic)9781108556491
ISBN (Print)9781108455787
Publication statusPublished - 6 May 2021

Publication series

NameCambridge Companions to Music
PublisherCambridge University Press


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