Music and Academia in Victorian Britain


Rosemary Golding

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Format: EPUB

Page count: 272 pages

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Language: English

Until the nineteenth century, music occupied a marginal place in British universities. It was not until a benefaction initiated the creation of a professorship of music at the University of Edinburgh, in the early nineteenth century, that the idea of music as a university discipline commanded serious consideration. Focusing on four universities – Edinburgh, Oxford, Cambridge and London – this book examines the identity of music as an academic subject, primarily through systems of teaching and examination.