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Issue Details: First known date: 2012... 2012 Helen Gifford
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  • Epigraph:
    An attraction for something so little practised in this
    country as music composition must have a mite of
    perversity in it...a life writing music may be seen and
    explained in Australia as the pursuit of someone following
    an urge to be contrary. There should be other factors.

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  • Appears in:
    y 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: http://www.fremantlepress.com.au/ (Sighted 14/02/2012).
    Fremantle : Fremantle Press , 2012
    pg. 55-63
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