What difference does it make if you change the tempo of Mozart? NFSA Scholars and Artists in Residence Fellow, Dr Ian Cook, sought to answer this question when he delved into the national audiovisual collection. Dr Cook examined the significance of the historically informed performance (HIP) practice movement of the late 20th century and how it influenced performances of Mozart in Australia.
Hear what Dr Cook discovered and listen to the impact of a change in tempo with live performances from acclaimed pianist Elaine Loebenstein and soprano Karen Fitz-Gibbon. Enjoy excerpts from recordings held in the national audiovisual collection, particularly the recordings made by Hector Crawford.