Synesthesia and feminism: A case study on Amy Beach (1867-1944)

Jeremy Logan
<span title="">2015</span> <i title="Centre for Evaluation in Education and Science (CEON/CEES)"> <a target="_blank" rel="noopener" href="" style="color: black;">New Sound</a> </i> &nbsp;
As one of the most notable American woman composers of the early 20th Century, Amy Beach had to struggle with her social role as a woman born into the middle class of New England, USA. Before marrying into the upper class, she was already established as a concert pianist. Her husband pressured her not to perform in public, which affected her emotionally and compositionally. This paper will re-evaluate the work of Amy Beach within the context of her struggles as a woman composer and more
more &raquo; ... ally focus on her synesthesia and how it influenced her choice of keys and modes within her music. The colors of her keys will be compared to affects according to color psychology, as well as affects of key signatures.
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