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Progressive ideals and the promotion of ‘high’ culture: classical music in British adult education, c.1945-1965

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This thesis examines the promotion of classical music through adult education in Britain during the first two decades following the Second World War. In doing so, it illuminates the relationship between progressive political ideals (namely, democratisation and egalitarianism) and ideas about ‘high’ culture in Britain during the immediate post-war era. A number of prominent musical figures were associated with adult education institutions during this period. This thesis focuses on their act...

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Wolfson College
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Department:
Merton College
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Grant:
GAF1415_WOLF_401512
Funding agency for:
Beau Woodbury
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford

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