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.

You’ll learn…

  • 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:

Overture in C Major – Fanny Mendelssohn

Italien – Fanny Mendelssohn

Easter Sonata in A Major

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 1: String Quartet in E-flat Major

Day 2: Hiob Cantata

Day 3: September: at the River from Das Jahr

Day 4: Nocture in G Minor

Day 5: There is a Fountain Filled With Blood

Day 6: Bergeslust

Day 7: Vier Lieder für das Pianoforte, op. 8

Day 8: Piano Sonata in C Minor

Day 9: Prelude for Organ in F Major

Day 10: Hero and Leander

 

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