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Women Musicians in Victorian Fiction, 1869-1900: Representations of Music, Science and Gender in the Leisured Home. Series: Music in 19th-century Britain

The cliché of the female musician in the Victorian drawing-room is epitomized by William Orchardson’s painting, Her Mother’s Voice, with its pensive father, pausing from his newspaper to listen as his daughter plays the piano and sings to her lover. The role of parlour performances within middle-class courtship rituals certainly has its place in Phyllis Weliver’s Women […]