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Issue Details: First known date: 2012... 2012 Margaret Sustherland
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  • Epigraph:
    The world at large thinks a woman can't be creative.
    A woman can contribute in a special way. I don't think
    that women want to write the same type of thing as men,
    but their contribution is no less important. My musical
    life has been a frustration of half promises, then bad
    performances, followed by no more performances.

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  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Women of Note : The Rise of Australian Women Composers Rosalind Appleby , Fremantle : Fremantle Press , 2012 Z1842003 2012 selected work biography 'In the early twentieth century being a female composer was a dangerous game; one composer was diagnosed as mentally insane by her psychiatrist husband, several achieved success only after their divorces and often the only way to get their music published was to lie about their gender. Still, the allure of writing music enticed women from all walks of life, and from the convent and the nappy-change table women began to compose.

    Music journalist Rosalind Appleby takes a fresh look at Australia's history and makes some startling discoveries about the contribution of women to Australian classical music. Women of Note puts together the missing pieces of history with well-researched snapshots of twenty women composers spanning the twentieth century to present day.' Source: (Sighted 14/02/2012).
    Fremantle : Fremantle Press , 2012
    pg. 14-21
Last amended 12 Mar 2012 11:45:51