Edinburgh 1841: A Local Musical History

Edinburgh 1841: A Local Musical History

This blog gathers material on the musical histories of Edinburgh in and around the year 1841. It builds on research conducted by first-year undergraduate students at the Reid School of Music as part of their course "Thinking About Music".

What music were people in Edinburgh making, creating, enjoying in the year 1841? What part did this music play in their lives? And how do we know? This blog gathers material on the musical histories of Edinburgh in and around the year 1841. It builds on research conducted by first-year undergraduate students at the Reid […]

  The Reid School of Music is named for General John Reid, who left money to the University for the establishment of a Chair in Music and an annual concert, also to be held in his name. As the portrait featured here shows, Reid was an accomplished flautist and also a composer: his most famous […]

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