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George Grove, Music and Victorian Culture
     

George Grove, Music and Victorian Culture

by M. Musgrave (Editor)
 
Though George Grove (1820-1900) was never a professional musician, his is one of the most familiar names in music: as founder of the great Dictionary of Music and Musicians that bears his name and first director of the Royal College of Music. This book surveys his varied activities as engineer, biblical scholar, administrator, educationalist and writer on music,

Overview

Though George Grove (1820-1900) was never a professional musician, his is one of the most familiar names in music: as founder of the great Dictionary of Music and Musicians that bears his name and first director of the Royal College of Music. This book surveys his varied activities as engineer, biblical scholar, administrator, educationalist and writer on music, and assesses the qualities that led him to play a major role in the cultural life of London in the period 1850-1900.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780333948040
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date:
06/24/2003
Edition description:
2003
Pages:
366
Product dimensions:
5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.04(d)

Meet the Author

CHRISTINA BASHFORD is a lecturer in the Music Department at Oxford Brookes University, UK
CELIA CLARKE is now retired and works on the catalogue of the Royal College of Music Library's holdings of Sir George Grove's letters
PETER HORTON is Reference Librarian and Research Coordinator at the Royal College of Music
LEANNE LANGLEY is on the research staff of Goldsmiths' College, University of London, UK
JANET RITTERMAN has been director of the Royal College of Music in London since 1993
ROSEMARY T. VAN ARSDEL is Distinguished Professor of English, Emerita, University of Puget Sound, USA
DAVID WRIGHT is currently engaged in a full-length study of concert life in London since World War II, and has previously been Head of Postgraduate Programmes at the Royal College of Music
PERCY YOUNG is retired and works at home as 'Honorary Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Music' at the University of Birmingham

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