Library and Information Services, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

Friday, 8 March 2013

96 years ago, before there was an International Women's Day

Whittaker is sorting through a donation, and encountered Rev H. R. Haweis' book, Music and Morals.  Intrigued, we glanced at the contents page.  The heading, 'People who play the piano' looked interesting.  Are pianists more or less moral than other folk?

"Most young ladies play the piano as an accomplishment.  A girl's education is as much based on the pianoforte as a boy's is on the Latin grammar, and too often with similar results." [...] " ... the piano makes a girl sit upright and pay attention to details ..."
 No, it's not being added to stock.  Good to know that times have changed a bit, though! See my earlier posting, today.

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