Work of the Fellows: Monographs; Biographies

R. Larry Todd, Fanny Hensel: The Other Mendelssohn

Todd, R. Larry (Fellow, 2007-08)

New York: Oxford University Press, 2022

From the publisher's description:

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.


Subjects: Music; History;; Composers; Women's History; Romantic Music;