March is Women’s History Month, and there are many female unsung composers throughout history who faced many obstacles in order to publish their work.
One such composer is Fanny Mendelssohn. You may be more familiar with her famous brother, Felix Mendelssohn, but in this episode, you’re going to learn why Fanny herself was under-recognized yet truly great.
- Which Mendelssohn sibling was the most talented pianist
- Why Fanny was discouraged from publishing her musical works
- How Felix embarrassed himself in front of Queen Victoria over one of Fanny’s compositions
Musical Samples You’ll Hear in this Episode:
Music Listening Schedule for Episode 15
Enjoy the links to performances connected to our theme of FANNY MENDELSSOHN until our next episode airs in two weeks.
Day 2: Hiob Cantata
Day 4: Nocture in G Minor
Day 6: Bergeslust
Day 8: Piano Sonata in C Minor
Day 9: Prelude for Organ in F Major
Day 10: Hero and Leander
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