Fanny Hensel: The Other Mendelssohn

Fanny Hensel: The Other Mendelssohn

by R. Larry Todd
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195180801

ISBN-13: 9780195180800

Pub. Date: 11/25/2009

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Granddaughter of the philosopher Moses Mendelssohn and sister of the composer Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, Fanny Hensel (1805-1847) was an extraordinary musician who left well over four hundred compositions, most of which fell into oblivion until their rediscovery late in the twentieth century. In Fanny Hensel: The Other Mendelssohn, R. Larry Todd offers a

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Granddaughter of the philosopher Moses Mendelssohn and sister of the composer Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, Fanny Hensel (1805-1847) was an extraordinary musician who left well over four hundred compositions, most of which fell into oblivion until their rediscovery late in the twentieth century. In Fanny Hensel: The Other Mendelssohn, R. Larry Todd offers a compelling, authoritative account of Hensel's life and music, and her struggle to emerge as a publicly recognized composer.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195180800
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
11/25/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
456
Sales rank:
517,713
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgments
Note On the Website
Genealogical Tree of the Itzig and Mendelssohn Families
Preface
I. Fugal Fingers (1805-1818)
II. Musical Ornaments (1819-1821)
III. Sibling Rivalry and Separation (1822-1824)
IV. Leipzigerstrasse No. 3 (1825-1828)
V. Becoming Frau Hensel (1828-1830)
VI. Secret Aspirations (1830-1833)
VII. Youthful Decrepitude (1834-1835)
VIII. Demonic Influences (1836-1839)
IX. Italian Intermezzo (1839-1840)
X. Domestic Tranquility (1840-1842)
XI. The Joys of Dilettantism (1843-1845)
XII. Engraver's Ink and Heavenly Songs (1846-1847)
Epilogue
Abbreviations
Notes
Bibliography
Index of Fanny Hensel's Compositions
General Index

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