Roger Quilter http://wrti.org en Englishmen in Germany on Fleisher Discoveries, July 6 http://wrti.org/post/englishmen-germany-fleisher-discoveries-july-6 <p>Joseph Hoch was an influential lawyer in 19th-century Frankfurt whose father had been mayor, and whose mother and wife both were of Swiss aristocracy. Money he had plenty of, but no children, so he decided to leave his fortune to the founding of a Frankfurt conservatory for the arts. The Hoch Conservatory began training students in 1878, almost four years to the day after Joseph’s death. With faculty luminaries such as Clara Schumann, it quickly rose to be a leading German institution, competing with Leipzig and Berlin for students from Europe and elsewhere.<br> Sat, 06 Jul 2013 14:57:59 +0000 Kile Smith 6149 at http://wrti.org Englishmen in Germany on Fleisher Discoveries, July 6