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What is Classical Music For?

FRIDAY 8th November 12.50 – 13.10 (common time)

in the Music Room (biscuits provided)


This is the first in a series of mini lectures to amuse, stimulate discussion and to help prepare you for interviews and for university. The idea of which is to introduce some interesting and provocative ideas that you might encounter at University and that go beyond the A level syllabus. If you want to study music at Uni you should come – interviews often give an opportunity to talk more generally about your views on music.


In this lecture I am going to make four different (and contradictory) arguments as to what Classical Music is for and leave you to make up your own minds.


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