The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music : a social and cultural history /

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Boydell,, Woodbridge, p.xi, 274 pages : (2013)


184383734X (hbk.) :

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Great Britain, Great Britain., Instruction and study, Music


Formerly CIP.Includes bibliographic references (page 261-266) and index.I. The background. Music exams and Victorian society; Competing for candidates: TCL, ABRSM and the Society of Arts -- II. The Board established, 1889-1920. The ABRSM idea and the first exams, 1889-91; The early history, 1892-1920; The ABRSM and the 'British World' -- III. The institutional culture, 1920-83.The inter-war years; The Board in wartime; The post-war Board; Too much success: the 1960s and 1970s -- IV. The Board revived, 1983-2009; The reconstitution, 1983-5; Reconnecting with its market: the Smith Years, 1983-92; Redefining its role: the Morris years, 1993-2009.