Fanny Hensel The Other Mendelssohn

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  • Copyright: 2009-11-25
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
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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.

Author Biography

R. Larry Todd is Arts & Sciences Professor of Music, Duke University; recognized in the New York Times as "the dean of Mendelssohn scholars in the United States"; Guggenheim Fellow and Fellow of the National Humanities Center; author of Mendelssohn: A Life in Music (OUP, 2003), which was named Best Biography in 2003 by the Association of American Publishers.

Table of Contents

Genealogical Trees of the Itzig and Mendelssohn Familiesp. xxi
About the Companion Web Sitep. xxv
List of Illustrationsp. xxvii
Fugal Fingers (1805-1818)p. 3
Musical Ornaments (1819-1821)p. 28
Sibling Rivalry and Separation (1822-1824)p. 56
Leipzigerstrasse No. 3 (1825-1828)p. 85
Becoming Frau Hensel (1828-1830)p. 117
Secret Aspirations (1830-1833)p. 146
Youthful Decrepitude (1834-1835)p. 173
Demonic Influences (1836-1839)p. 202
Italian Intermezzo (1839-1840)p. 235
Domestic Tranquility (1840-1842)p. 259
The joys of Dilettantism (1843-1845)p. 289
Engravers Ink and Heavenly Songs (1845-1847)p. 310
Epiloguep. 350
Abbreviationsp. 359
Notesp. 361
Bibliographyp. 395
Index of Fanny Hensel's Compositionsp. 411
Index of Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy's Compositionsp. 415
General Indexp. 417
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