Blair grad Angela Mace solves a musical mystery

Pianist Angela Mace, a 2006 graduate of the Blair School of Music, made headlines this week with an important musical discovery.

Duke University announced that Mace, now pursuing her Ph.D. in musicology at Duke under the advisement of R. Larry Todd, has proved the authorship of a mystery “lost sonata.” The piece has often been attributed to 19th-century composer Felix Mendelssohn, although scholars have suspected the piece was actually written by his sister, Fanny Hensel.

To read how Mace proved the piece is, in fact, the work of Hensel, see the full article, published Sept. 26 on the website of the Chronicle of Higher Education.

Congratulations, Angela!

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