Music In Public and National Conversation

Janaki Bakhle

in Two Men and Music

Published in print October 2005 | ISBN: 9780195166101
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199850501 | DOI:
Music In Public and National Conversation

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This chapter examines the debates and discussions at national music conferences and the two institutions of musical learning set up by Bhatkhande and Paluskar. By the end of the first decade of the 20th century, music was taught in schools in addition to private homes. Musicians performed in public halls as well as in aristocratic drawing rooms. Bhatkhande had published his major works on music theory, and Paluskar’s two schools, in Lahore and Bombay, were well established. But even more than schools and texts a new format, the All-India Music Conference, would convert music into a subject worthy of national attention.

Keywords: national music conference; musical learning; Indian music; Vishnu Digambar Paluskar; Vishnu Narayan Bhatkhande; All-India Music Conference

Chapter.  14938 words. 

Subjects: Ethnomusicology

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