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How Piano Was Her Forte? - A history of the piano in England from the late 1760s to Jane Austen’s time.

Is your heart heavy and your soul weary because standardisation has stunted the piano’s development, bringing it to a point where it’s stagnated into a homogenous musical embarrassment? Fear not, for there was a time when the notion that the piano should be standardised was inconceivable. Join Geoffrey Lancaster as he takes us on a journey through the world of the development of Western music culture’s most life-enhancing, world-changing and incontrovertibly worthwhile instrument - the piano. Travel from the late 1760s to the 1820s - a journey filled with wonder, beauty and joy. A journey not to be missed!

Professor Geoffrey Lancaster from WA Academy of the Performing Arts will give a special guest lecture on the piano in Jane Austen's time. The lecture will be followed by a panel discussion on music, gender and class in Austen's novels.

Professor Lancaster is an acclaimed soloist, conductor and expert in the historically inspired performance of the works of Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven. He currently teaches fortepiano at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, Edith Cowan University, where he holds the position of Research Professor.

This event forms part of the creative arts day of 'Immortal Austen: An International Conference'. For more information on the conference please visit: http://www.flinders.edu.au/ehl/firth/firth-conferences/immortal-austen/immortal-austen_home.cfm


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