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Institute of Continuing Education (ICE)


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Nineteenth-century romanticism saw the rise of musical virtuosi. Their abilities, public image and on-stage behaviour attracted fascination, admiration and suspicion, often in equal measure. The controversial legacy of these 19th-century greats is apparent in media portrayals of 20th and 21st-century musicians' skills and public image. What is exhibitionism and what is genuine musical talent? This course debates this argument. Some ability to read music would be advantageous, but not strictly necessary.


Unless otherwise stated, teaching and assessment for ICE courses are in English. Students whose first language is not English should refer to the Competence in the English Language Policy for further guidance.

Printable versions of our brochures are available to download from the Institute Publications page.

Course dates

18 Sep 2016

Course duration

1 day(s)

Course fee


Academic Directors, Course Directors and Tutors are subject to change, when necessary.


Institute of Continuing Education
University of Cambridge
CB23 8AQ

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