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The Conservatorium of Music University of Melbourne: An Historical Essay to Mark its Centenary 1895-1995

Author Peter Tregear's colourful history of the Conservatorium, published in its centennial year.

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The oldest music school in Australia, the Conservatorium at the University of Melbourne, has had a highly colourful history. From the dismissal of its first professor, the controversial G.W.L. Marshall-Hall, to its dominance of the nation’s orchestral life under the influential Sir Bernard Heinze, it has always been a focus of attention. In this book, Peter Tregear salutes 1995, the Conservatorium’s centennial year, in a fascinating essay illustrated with numerous historic photographs and the recollections of many former students and staff. From the events surrounding its foundation as a music school unique in the British Empire in setting practical studies in a university, Tregear focuses on the school’s leading personalities and charts its development to a modern music faculty.

Published: 1997

Format: Paperback, xv, 176 p., plates, index

ISBN 0 959 8831 77

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