Thanks to a last-minute push, the Annex Quartet was able to raise $8,077 from 69 pledges, which ranged from “$1 or more” to “$500 or more.” The final $2,000 worth of pledges came in during the last 11 hours.
Dutch musicologist Cees Nieuwenhuizen has reconstructed this “Fantasy Sonata” from the approximately 600 sketches and fragments of all sorts of possible pieces (including a 10th symphony) left behind by Beethoven. These particular sketches predate the 32 published sonatas, and are from the Kafka Sketchbook, a collection of his early manuscripts from youth in Bonn and first years in Vienna. (The collection was purchased by the British Museum in 1875).
The Rebanks Family and W. Garfield Weston Foundation have provided a $1 million endowment for the Rebanks Family Fellowship and International Residency Program. The first seven fellowships were granted this fall through the Glenn Gould Professional School following a process of nomination and audition, says Glenn Gould School associate dean Barry Shiffman.