26 March 2005

  Mendelssohn, Fanny (1805-1847)

Sister of Felix, she was a most prolific composer. All her 400 plus pieces were published during her own life time. Her first work, a song for her father, was composed in 1816. Her early romantic style uses subtle dissonances and melodic variety. Most of her works are songs or chamber works, and these remain as popular today as they were in the Salons of Berlin.

See also: Women Composers Vol 1 and The Women´s Philharmonic Compilation

Features in Historical Anthology of Music by Women


Songs

Susan Gritton, soprano.
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2000    special offer       £12  

The Year: Studies for Piano

Wolfram Lorenzen, piano.
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1998          £14  

Chamber Music

Performed by: Fanny Mendelssohn Quartet

Piano Quartet in A Major (1822)
String Quartet in E major (1834)
Piano Trio in D Minor op.11 (1846/47)
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1994          £14  

Piano Trios

Also trios by Clara Schumann
Dartington Trio
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