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Fanny Hensel: The Other Mendelssohn

By R. Larry Todd (NHC Fellow, 2007–08)

Composers; Women's History; Romantic Music; Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel

New York: Oxford University Press, 2010

From the publisher’s description:

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.

Awards and Prizes
Nicolas Slonimsky Award for Outstanding Musical Biography (2011)
Music / History / Composers / Women's History / Romantic Music / Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel /

Todd, R. Larry (NHC Fellow, 2007–08). Fanny Hensel: The Other Mendelssohn. New York: Oxford University Press, 2010.