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Music and Academia in Victorian Britain

Music and Academia in Victorian Britain

  • Author: Golding, Rosemary
Deft handling of abundant archive material, woven into a tight, instructive narrative, brings to the fore the two issues about music's identity and status that drive the author's principal themes:... More…



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  • Contents: Preface
  • Introduction: 'what shall we do with music?'
  • Music as science: Edinburgh, 1837-1865
  • Questions of profession and status: Oxford
  • Vocational and academic musical study: Cambridge
  • Towards a scheme for 'music(ology)'?: Edinburgh, 1865-1914
  • Universities and conservatoires: London
  • Conclusion
  • Appendices
  • Select bibliography
  • Index.