Violinist Maud Powell was the first instrumental soloist to record for RCA Victor in 1904. Trumpeter Edna White gave the first trumpet recital in Carnegie Hall in 1949. They overcame the gender bias women faced in the male-dominated 20th Century music world. At a time when most women stayed home to raise children, they thrilled millions with their performances.
- Maud defied her mother to marry the man she loved.
- Edna left her first husband for an opera singer.
- Discover the racism at the 1893 Chicago World's Fair and the Jim Crow South
- Learn how early recordings were made.
- See vaudeville through Edna's eyes
- Experience the hardship she faced during the Depression.
- No matter if you're 10 or 110, this book is full of revelations you don't want to miss!
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