Fanny Mendelssohn (14 November 1805 – 14 May 1847), later Fanny [Cäcilie] Mendelssohn Bartholdy and, after her marriage, Fanny Hensel, was a German pianist and composer. She composed over 460 pieces of music. Her compositions include a piano trio and several books of solo piano pieces and songs. A number of her songs were originally published under Felix's name in his opus 8 and 9 collections. Her piano works are often in the manner of songs, and many carry the name Lied ohne Worte (Song without Words). She also wrote, amongst other works for the piano, a cycle of pieces depicting the months of the year, Das Jahr ("The Year"). The music was written on coloured sheets of paper, and illustrated by her husband Wilhelm . Each piece was also accompanied by a short poem.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1986 Piano Trios Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel, Rebecca Clarke; Clementi-Trio 1 1
1987 Klavierwerke, Vol. 1: Das Jahr Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel; Liana Șerbescu 1
1992 Lieder Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel; Lauralyn Kolb, Arlene Shrut 1
1996 BBC Music, Volume 4, Number 9: Clara Schumann, etc. Clara Schumann, Fanny Mendelssohn, Louise Farrenc, Marie Grandval; Ambache Chamber Orchestra & Ensemble, Diana Ambache 1
2008 Piano Music for Four Hands Felix Mendelssohn, Fanny Mendelssohn 1
2010 Piano Sonatas in C and G minor Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel; Heather Schmidt 1
2013 String Quartets Felix Mendelssohn, Fanny Mendelssohn; Quatuor Ébène 1
Klaviertrios Felix Mendelssohn, Fanny Mendelssohn; Abegg Trio 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1989 Piano Trios Fanny Mendelssohn, Clara Schumann; The Dartington Piano Trio 2
1992 Boulanger: D'un matin de printemps / D'un soir triste / Schumann: Piano Concerto in A minor / Tailleferre: Concertino for Harp and Orchestra / Mendelssohn: Overture Boulanger, Schumann, Tailleferre, Mendelssohn; The Women's Philharmonic, JoAnn Falletta 1
1996 Lieder Clara Schumann, Fanny Mendelssohn, Alma Mahler; Christina Högman, Roland Pöntinen 1

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