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Child Composers in the Old Conservatories: How Orphans Became Elite Musicians

Robert O. Gjerdingen

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780190653590
eISBN:
9780190653620
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190653590.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Theory, Analysis, Composition

The original music conservatories were orphanages. Through innovative teaching methods the masters of these old institutions were able to transform poor and often illiterate castoffs into elite ... More


Child Labor: Little Angels and Prodigies

Robert O. Gjerdingen

in Child Composers in the Old Conservatories: How Orphans Became Elite Musicians

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780190653590
eISBN:
9780190653620
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190653590.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Theory, Analysis, Composition

The early conservatories were boarding schools. As children acquired useful musical skills, they were rented out to perform in the city. At what point does practical education turn into child labour ... More


Prodigies in the Early Principate?

Federico Santangelo

in Ancient Divination and Experience

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780198844549
eISBN:
9780191880032
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198844549.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter stems from the question of whether we can still meaningfully speak of prodigies for the early Roman Principate. Modern accounts of prodigy expiation in Roman religion end their ... More


The incendiaries of sedition and confusion

Robert G. Ingram

in Reformation without end: Religion, politics and the past in post-revolutionary England

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781526126948
eISBN:
9781526136244
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526126948.003.0014
Subject:
History, History of Religion

Section IV of this book deals with William Warburton. This introductory chapter to Section IV charts Warburton’s idiosyncratic path to polemical divinity and the principles which guided his work. It ... More


The triumph of Christ over Julian: prodigies, miracles and providence

Robert G. Ingram

in Reformation without end: Religion, politics and the past in post-revolutionary England

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781526126948
eISBN:
9781526136244
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526126948.003.0016
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter is about God’s providential management of his creation. The chapter examines the origins of Warburton’s Julian (1751). Warburton’s study of the fourth-century failed rebuild the Temple ... More


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