Accomplished women and the major violin concertos
Posted by Hilary on January 03, 1998 at 15:06:36:
I know that "accomplished" ladies were supposed to know how to play the pianoforte and/or the harp. But what about other instruments (mainly, the violin)? Were they only for men who had to make a living by playing them?
By the time that Jane Austen was writing her books, many major violin concertos had been written: the Bachs, Mozarts, even the Beethoven, to begin with.
So my question is: who was playing these things?
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