Artistry And The Ear Of The Beholder


6:00 pm

Listeners and critics are quick to decide who the greatest interpreters of classical music are. But the evidence of sound recordings tells a sobering story regarding changes of taste and expert opinion. This is nowhere clearer than in the history of performing J. S. Bach's music. In this presentation Dorottya Fabian will discuss the implications for our understanding of music's expressive and emotional power. Following Dorottya Fabian's talk, there will be a facilitated panel discussion on the topic.

This talk forms part of Melbourne Recital Centre's "Music and The Mind" series, which explores the relationship between music and the human brain and the related links to social wellbeing, participation, learning and development and the role of music in our contemporary communities.

Click here to listen to the podcast of this seminar.


Location: The Salon, Melbourne Recital Centre, Cnr Southbank Boulevard & Sturt Street, Southbank, Vic.


This event is free and general admission, however tickets are required for entry.

Click here to book tickets online, or otherwise call the Melbourne Recital Centre booking office on +61 (0)3 9699 3333.

Tickets only guarantee you a seat if you enter the Salon before 5.50pm. If you are not seated by 5.50pm, then entry is not guaranteed and your tickets may become invalid.

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If you are unable to reserve a ticket, then it is likely that all tickets are allocated.  You are still welcome to arrive at the Centre and after 5.50pm, you are welcome to any unoccupied seating. Please note that if you choose to arrive without a ticket, there is no guarantee of seating or entry to the event.