On Saturday, April 27, 2019 from 1-2:30pm, in Kingsley Room, Jeffrey Engel will showcase several springtime works by Germanic composers, play recorded excerpts from these works and help the audience understand them.
During the 19th century Austria and Germany produced much music inspired by spring. No other European country can compare in the number of great composers such as Beethoven, Mahler and Schumann, who wrote such music. Jeffrey Engel will present several springtime works by Germanic composers and play recorded excerpts from these works. Join us and enjoy the beautiful music in time for spring and learn more about these wonderful works.
Jeffrey Engel graduated from Ithaca College (New York). He lived in Paris for fourteen years where he studied cello, art history (at the Sorbonne) and earned diplomas in French language. As a cellist, he played with numerous orchestras in France including that of the Paris Opera, performed in chamber ensembles and taught in municipal conservatories. Mr. Engel has been giving lectures devoted to music history in colleges, libraries, retirement communities and other venues for some twenty years. He believes that such lectures should be entertaining as well as informative. To that end, his explanations are never too technical and he infuses his material with amusing anecdotes and musical illustrations. Since 2004 Mr. Engel has taught at Northwestern Connecticut Community College (Winsted). He was a contributor to the 2001 edition of the "New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians." In 2010 he was selected by 'Litchfield Magazine' as one of the fifty most influential people in Litchfield County.
Like all Southbury Public Library programs, this presentation is free to attend and open to anyone regardless of town of residency. Space is limited and registration is required. Please call 203-262-0626 ext. 130 to register. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Southbury Public Library.