The South Kensington Music Schools and the Development of the British Conservatoire in the Late Nineteenth Century

  title={The South Kensington Music Schools and the Development of the British Conservatoire in the Late Nineteenth Century},
  author={David C. H. Wright},
  journal={Journal of the Royal Musical Association},
  pages={236 - 282}
  • D. Wright
  • Published 1 January 2005
  • History
  • Journal of the Royal Musical Association
In 1876, the National Training School for Music was established by the Society of Arts as a model of advanced music education after the pattern of leading European conservatoires. But, despite having Arthur Sullivan as Principal, the School failed amidst the rumblings of an academic scandal that dogged George Grove's attempt to establish the new Royal College of Music. The article sets this failure against the successful start of the Royal College and explains how conservatoires, after being in… 

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