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The History of the Royal Academy of Music
Compiled from Authentic Sources

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Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Music

  • Date Published: July 2009
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108001830

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  • The Royal Academy of Music in London was founded in 1822 by Lord Burghersh (later the 11th Earl of Westmorland), a soldier and keen amateur musician, to whom this book is dedicated. He was supported by the French harpist and composer Nicolas-Charles Bochsa, who had fled to London to avoid prosecution in France for fraud and forgery. In 1854, the Rev. William Wahab Cazalet (1808–75) wrote a history of the Royal Academy 'compiled from authentic sources' and beginning with an adulatory short biography of the Earl. Cazalet remarks in his preface that 'the history comprises only about eleven years of the life of the Institution; but it is this portion alone that has any interest, for when all the struggles and troubles attending its establishment are at an end, the records of a mere routine of business give no material for publication'.

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    • Date Published: July 2009
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108001830
    • length: 388 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 22 mm
    • weight: 0.49kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Biographical sketch of the Earl of Westmorland
    1. Preliminary remarks
    2. Position of the English musician as regards education
    3. House taken for The Royal Academy of Music and public announcement of its opening
    4. Notices respecting the concert to be given April 24th
    5. Rev. Mr Miles to Lord Burghersh
    6. Sir John Murray to Lord Burghersh
    7. Address of the committee
    8. Mr Webster to Lord Burghersh
    9. Mr Miles to Lord Burghersh
    10. Lord Burghersh to Mr Peel
    11. Minute of committee
    12. Extracts from M. Fetis' letter to his son
    13. Lord Burghersh to Sir Herbert Taylor
    Biographical sketches

  • Author

    William Wahab Cazalet

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