David Wright: The Associated Board Of The Royal Schools Of Music - A Social And Cultural History


Publisher: ABRSM Publishing
Author: David Wright
Format: Books | History

This ground-breaking book by David Wright explores how ABRSM became such a formative influence in the musical world and looks at some of the consequences resulting from its pre-eminent position in British musical life.

The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music, better known as ABRSM, has influenced the musical lives and tastes of millions of people since it conducted its first exams in 1890. In this fascinating history particular emphasis is given to how free ABRSM has been to impose its musical view of things and to what extent its exams respond to the circumstances and musical preferences of its customers.

The book explores how ABRSM has negotiated music's changing social, educational and cultural landscape and casts fresh light on the challenges facing music education today.

ISBN: 9781848495791
Published on: 21 January 2013
No of pages: 88
Language: English
Catalogue No: 9781848495791