Instrumental Teaching in Nineteenth-Century Britain: 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Instrumental Teaching in Nineteenth-Century Britain

1st Edition

By David Golby


366 pages

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First published in 2004, this book demonstrates that while Britain produced many fewer instrumental virtuosi than its foreign neighbours, there developed a more serious and widespread interest in the cultivation of music throughout the nineteenth century.

Taking a predominantly historical approach, the book moves from a discussion of general developments and issues to a detailed examination of violin pedagogy, method and content, which indicates society’s influence on cultural trends and informs the discussion of other instruments and institutional training that follows. In the first study of its kind, it examines in depth the inextricable links between trends in society, education and levels of achievement. It also extends beyond profession and ‘art’ music to amateur and ‘popular’ spheres. A useful chronology of developments in nineteenth-century British music education is also included.

This book will be of interest to those studying the history of instrumental teaching and Victorian music.

Table of Contents

General Editor’s Series Preface; Acknowledgements; Preface; Abbreviations; Part One; Introduction; 1. Music Education and ‘the Age of Improvement’ 2. Instrumental Teaching; Part Two; 3. The Violin Family; Part Three; 4. Other Instruments 5. Institutions 6. Conclusion: Realized Potential and Stifled Ambition; Appendices; Bibliography; Index

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Routledge Library Editions: The Victorian World

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / General
HISTORY / Europe / Great Britain
HISTORY / Modern / 19th Century
MUSIC / History & Criticism
MUSIC / Instruction & Study / General