Christina Bashford

MVSA President, 2015-2017 | MVSA Executive Board, 2013-2021
Professor of Musicology, University of Illinois–Urbana-Champaign

Research Interests: Victorian musical life and its commerce; concert history, audiences, listening, and music appreciation (especially in London); the Christmas carol in Victorian Cornwall; the culture around the violin; working-class music-making

Selected Publications: author of Violin Culture in Britain, 1870-1930: Music-Making, Society, and the Popularity of Stringed Instruments (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming); co-editor of The Idea of Art Music in a Commercial World, 1800-1930 (Boydell, 2016); author of The Pursuit of High Culture: John Ella and Chamber Music in Victorian London (Boydell, 2007); co-editor of Music and British Culture, 1785-1914: Essays in Honour of Cyril Ehrlich (Oxford, 2000)

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