William Sterling

SPOTLIGHT: Music

Fanny Mendelssohn

Mendelssohn and Mendelssohn Fanny and Felix had a closer bond than probably any two other musicians but had very different careers due to their difference in gender. In his youth, Felix was described as the Mozart of the C19th but some considered his sister Fanny to be even more talented. She was destined by convention… Read more »

Clara Schumann

Schumann and Schumann This course was on the music and careers of Robert and Clara Schumann, how they were entwined and the influence on each other. The course was run thematically with the first week being an overall chronology and then each week concentrating on one type of music such as Piano Muisc, Songs, Choral,… Read more »

William Reed

William Leonard Reed 1910-2002 was a composer, pianist and teacher much loved by his family and friends and admired by all those who attended his Music Appreciation classes and recitals.  A pupil of Howells, Will’s compostional style was much influenced by Delius and he was part of the English pastoralist tradition that included his older… Read more »

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