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Conservatoire
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1. Concept and origins

The term Conservatoire (from the Latin conservare, “to conserve,” via Italian conservatorio) denotes a place for the nurturing and conservation of musical traditions. The term was used in 16th-century Italy to refer to children's homes or orphanages at which children were encouraged musically in the context of their general education. During the 18th century, the term was transferred to music schools that …

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Wasserloos, Yvonne, “Conservatoire”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 23 August 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_022537>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20170206



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