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Author Wright, David C. H.

Title The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music [electronic resource] : A Social and Cultural History / David C. H. Wright.

Published Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2013.


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Physical description 1 online resource.
Series Books at JSTOR All Purchased
Notes Title from publishers bibliographic system (viewed on 11 Apr 2014).
Contents Frontcover; Contents; List of Illustrations; List of Tables; Preface; List of Abbreviations; Miscellaneous Conventions; Introduction: The Context for a History; I The Background; 1 Music Exams and Victorian Society; 2 Competing for Candidates: TCL, ABRSM and the Society of Arts; 2.1; 2.2; 2.3; II The Board Established, 1889-1920; 3 The ABRSM Idea and the First Exams, 1889-91; 1; 2; 4 The Early History, 1892-1920; 4.1; 4.2; 4.3; 4.4; 3; 4.5; 4; 5 The ABRSM and the 'British World'; III The Institutional Culture, 1920-83; 6 The Inter-War Years; 5; 6; 7 The Board in Wartime; 7.1.
8 The Post-War Board8.1; 9 Too Much Success: the 1960s and 1970s; 9.1; 9.2; 9.3; 9.4; 9.5; IV The Board Revived, 1983-2009; 10 The Reconstitution, 1983-5; 11 Reconnecting with its Market: the Smith Years, 1983-92; 7; 11.1; 8; 12 Redefining its Role: the Morris Years, 1993-2009; 9; 12.1; 12.2; 10; Appendix 1 Speech and Drama Examinations; Appendix 2 ABRSM Personalia, 1889-2010; Select Bibliography; Index; Backcover.
Summary This ground-breaking history explores how the ABRSM became such a formative influence and looks at some of the consequences resulting from its pre-eminent position in British musical life. Its exploration of how the ABRSM negotiated music's changing social, educational and cultural landscape casts fresh light on the challenges facing music education today.
Other author JSTOR issuing body.
Subject Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (Great Britain) -- History.
Music -- Instruction and study -- Great Britain -- History.
Music -- Great Britain -- Examinations -- History.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9781782040156 (ebook)
1782040153 (ebook)