Countless classical musicians have a prodigious youthful career and shine brilliantly into adulthood, only to exhaust their energies early. A shocking number of composers and performers of renown never see their fortieth or even their thirtieth birthdays. Despite shortness of creative years, the brightest of these musical stars have left us a wealth of beauty in manuscript, in print, and on recording. The music is all the more precious because of the unanswerable and untimely question: what might have been?
In this class we will explore the music of a group of select musicians and composers whose careers were cut unexpectedly early. No prior experience in music is required.
Note: This is the second part of a course that began in our 2020 Winter term. It is not necessary for you to have taken Part I to enjoy and benefit from this course.
A full course refund will only be provided if you withdraw from a course prior to the course start date. For courses with more than one class, a refund, less a minimum $15 administrative fee may be issued if you withdraw prior to the second class. Depending on your method of payment, a refund will be either mailed to you or credited to your credit card.