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.
This series will be offered in two four-session sessions. You may register for just the first part, the second part, or both parts together.