Senior Lecturer in Musicology, University of Sydney

David Larkin is a lecturer in musicology at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, specialising in nineteenth-century music. His research interests are centred on the works and aesthetics of Richard Strauss, Franz Liszt, and Richard Wagner; program music; the analysis of music; and issues such as originality, influence, and historiography. He is the author of several journal articles and book chapters, and his work has appeared in The Musical Quarterly, Music and Letters, Nineteenth-Century Music Review and The Cambridge Companion to Richard Strauss. He is currently working on a study of the relationship between Liszt and Wagner.


  • –present
    Senior Lecturer in Musicology, Sydney University