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Fanny Hensel: The Other Mendelssohn

R. Larry Todd


Granddaughter of the philosopher Moses Mendelssohn and sister of the composer Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, Fanny Hensel (1805–47) was an extraordinary musician who left well over four hundred compositions, most of which fell into oblivion until their rediscovery late in the 20th century. This book offers a compelling, authoritative account of Hensel's life and music, and her struggle to emerge as a publicly recognized composer.

Keywords: Moses Mendelssohn, Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, Fanny Hensel, music, composition, composer

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780195180800
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195180800.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

R. Larry Todd, author
Duke University