We will study a number of composers who are not household names: Johann Jacob Froberger, Jan Ladislav Dussek, Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel, Clara Wieck Schumann, Anton Arensky, Amy Beach, and David Diamond. We will hear their music on the keyboard, on CDs and on YouTube, and discuss their careers and why they are “forgotten.”
Ted McIrvine (McIrvine@aol.com) used his PhD in physics to manage industrial research. From 2001 to 2008, he wrote “Arts Spectrum,” a Sunday column on the arts in the Hendersonville Times-News. He reviews concerts for Classical Voice of North Carolina and studies creative writing in the Great Smokies Writing Program.