Lecture: America's Log-Cabin Composer

Log Cabin Composer

Join us online December 2 from 5:30 - 6:30 pm for the CCM lecture: AMERICA'S LOG-CABIN COMPOSER, 200 Years of the Dawning of Music in Kentucky

Anthony Philip Heinrich was a Bohemian immigrant who, having lost his business fortune in Europe, came to the U.S. to reinvent himself as a conductor and violinist.  Starting in the northeast, he travelled 300 miles on foot through Pennsylvania, and an additional 400 miles down the Ohio River. In 1820 he was living in a Kentucky log cabin, musing on his neighbors and surroundings while practicing the violin and piano. Teaching himself composition, he wrote his Op. 1, The Dawning of Music in Kentucky.  It is full of songs, etudes, dances, sonatas.... and versions of Yankee Doodle.  Heinrich's surroundings and journey to remote Kentucky inspired a collection of works unlike anything previously composed in Europe. 
 
Discover Heinrich's life and connections to other notable American naturalists, such as John James Audubon. Learn specifics from his magnum opus, from the types of compositions to the way it looks on paper.  While discussing Heinrich, we'll also shed light on this most intriguing time in American history. ($10 fee for non CCM-Members; complimentary for CCM students. Sign-up for CCM student ) Zoom link to be sent to registrants. REGISTER TODAY