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Christina Bashford (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, US) Music and the People: Violins in British Working-Class Life, 1870-1930

Wednesday 13 October 2021, 4.00PM to 5:30pm

My talk takes as its subject the thousands of adults and children from the British working classes who gained unprecedented access to learning the instruments of the violin family around the end of the nineteenth century. The presentation will address the social, economic, and educational structures that made their participation possible; the significance the violin had in people’s daily lives; and the enduring impact this musical movement had on both music education and classical music in Britain through much of the twentieth century.

Attend the seminar in-person, or online via zoom (Meeting ID: 998 9220 5308; Passcode: 390939)  

Location: Music Department, Room D003, Sally Baldwin Buildings, Wentworth Way, or online (via Zoom)

Email: rachel.cowgill@york.ac.uk