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Linda Phillips : composer, performer, critic and adjudicator - A centenary retrospective

Thomas, Adrian (2002) Linda Phillips : composer, performer, critic and adjudicator - A centenary retrospective. Australasian Music Research, 6, pp. 49-64.

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Abstract

Linda Phillips, who was born in Melbourne and has lived most of her life there, celebrated her one-hundredth birthday on 8 June 1999. As a composer of chamber music and songs, she was active during the 1930s and 1940s and into the 1950s, when she was well known for her regular broadcasts over ABC radio, usually with herself as pianist. During 1949-76 she was music critic for the Melbourne Sun and adjudicator for the Sun Aria. Beginning with a brief biography, this retrospective of her life outlines her achievements as a musician/critic and provides an insight into the difficulties she faced in a climate of dismissive and unsupportive attitudes towards Australian composers, and female music critics.

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ID Code: 18746
Item Type: Journal Article
ISSN: 1325-5266
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > PERFORMING ARTS AND CREATIVE WRITING (190400)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2002 The University of Melbourne
Deposited On: 13 Mar 2009 14:30
Last Modified: 17 Sep 2010 11:32

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