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Where are the Mozarts of Today? An Analysis of the Condition of Classical Music Culture Through Discourse and Creative Research

Date & time

4–5.30pm 9 November 2016


Conference Room 1.02, Sir Rowland Wilson Building, McCoy Circuit, ANU


Professor Kenneth Lampl, ANU School of Music


Kristine Brown
Professor Kenneth Lampl

In this lecture we  welcomed Professor Kenneth Lampl from the School of Music.

Is it possible to achieve historical greatness to the extent of a Mozart or Beethoven in the present day? 

What purpose does classical music serve in the modern age? 

Will our current crop of music stars become the Mozarts of tomorrow?

 “Where are the Mozarts of Today” is an examination through lecture and creative research into the question of the relevance and condition of the culture of classical music today. 

It is a personal journey of a composer confronting the weight of historical tradition as well as the disposable nature of the current contemporary musical landscape. 

The format of the lecture will be discourse, musical examples of creative research and discussion.

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