Fanny Hensel: The Other Mendelssohn

Fanny Hensel: The Other Mendelssohn

by R. Larry Todd
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Oxford University Press, USA
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Fanny Hensel: The Other Mendelssohn

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.

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ISBN-13: 9780195180800
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 11/25/2009
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 456
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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