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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


Solfeggi and the Acquisition of Style

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/9780190653590.003.0008
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Theory, Analysis, Composition

In the old conservatories the equivalent of “music 101” was the class in solfeggio. This was where beginning students learned to read music, to distinguish the sizes of intervals, and to learn scales ... More


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