Music Talk with Dr Paul Smith: The Concerto and the Birth of the Musical Celebrity

Classes, Lessons, Workshops and Talks

8 May 2024 Once Only Event

This lecture will explore the history of the concerto and some of the most famous classical music performers in history. Delving into the development of the concerto form and drawing on a wide range of examples, this lecture will explain the musical characteristics of the classical concerto and also connect these ideas with the social and cultural landscape of the 19th century. Some contemporary examples will also be played showing how these trends have evolved into the 21st century. Underpinning the talk will be an understanding of the political economy of the musical soloist with the concerto star being one of the earliest forms of musical celebrity.


Bar Cafe Coach Parking Non Smoking Public Toilet


From AU$10.00

Event Dates

Once Only Event

8 May 2024

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