By R. Larry Todd (NHC Fellow, 2007–08)
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 PrizesNicolas Slonimsky Award for Outstanding Musical Biography (2011)
SubjectsMusic / 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.