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Cotton, Maggie

Wrong Sex, Wrong Instrument

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Now retired and no longer silenced by a contract, Maggie Cotton presents an honest and long-overdue player’s perspective of life inside a professional symphony orchestra, describing how she became the first female percussionist in what was initially a staunchly male-dominated world. Now retired after forty years with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Maggie gives a fascinating and humorous insight into every aspect of her working life, including tours, conductors, composers, soloists, colleagues, recording contracts and educational work, as well as her own family life and the social conditions of wartime England and post-war Eastern Europe. Bolstered by her gritty Yorkshire roots, and naively undeterred by overwhelming odds, Maggie overcame many hurdles in pursuit of her ambition to play percussion in a professional symphony orchestra, in so doing transforming the face of women in that field from one of novelty circus performer to respected professional and colleague.

Keywords: autobiography, Maggie Cotton, musician, music, percussionist, percussion, orchestra, orchestral politics, professional, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, CBSO, Simon Rattle

Author(s)
Publisher
Andrews UK
Publication year
2011
Language
en
Edition
1
Page amount
477 pages
Category
Personal history
Format
Ebook
eISBN (PDF)
9781907792656
Printed ISBN
9781904444718

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