Michael Atherton on the cultural history of the piano in Australia
Readings Hawthorn — 701 Glenferrie Rd, Hawthorn, Victoria, 3122
Emeritus Professor Michael Atherton will discuss his new beautifully illustrated book, A Coveted Possession: The Rise and Fall of the Piano in Australia, which tells the intriguing cultural history of Australia’s relationship with the piano. As well as being a writer, Atherton is a composer and performer across several instruments, and several genres and styles of music.
Atherton will be joined in conversation by Mark Pollard, Associate Professor of Music at Melbourne University.
Free, but please book here.