One Woman in a Hundred: Edna Phillips and the Philadelphia Orchestra

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Gifted harpist Edna Phillips (1907-2003) joined the Philadelphia Orchestra in 1930, becoming not only that ensemble's first female member but also the first woman to hold a principal position in a major American orchestra. Plucked from the Curtis Institute of Music in the midst of her studies, Phillips was only twenty-three years old when Leopold Stokowski, one of the twentieth century's most innovative and controversial conductors, named her principal harpist. This candid, colorful account traces Phillips's journey through ...

One Woman in a Hundred: Edna Phillips and the Philadelphia Orchestra 2014, University of Illinois Press, Urbana

ISBN-13: 9780252080111

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One Woman in a Hundred: Edna Phillips and the Philadelphia Orchestra 2013, University of Illinois Press, Urbana

ISBN-13: 9780252037368

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