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Fanny Hensel (1805-1847): Twelve Piano Pieces; Four Romantic Pieces / Solveig Wikman, piano

Album Summary

>Mendelssohn-Hensel, Fanny : Mélodies (6) for piano, Opp 4 & 5
>Mendelssohn-Hensel, Fanny : Allegro con brio, for piano no 4 (H. 304)
>Mendelssohn-Hensel, Fanny : Work(s)
>Mendelssohn-Hensel, Fanny : Lieder ohne Worte (4), Op. 6
>Mendelssohn-Hensel, Fanny : Songs (4), for piano, Op. 2
>Mendelssohn-Hensel, Fanny : Gondelfahrt, for piano in G minor (H. 345)
>Mendelssohn-Hensel, Fanny : Villa Medicis, for piano in A flat major (H. 353)
>Mendelssohn-Hensel, Fanny : Adagio in E flat major, for piano
>Mendelssohn-Hensel, Fanny : Four Roman Piano Pieces (Vier römische Klavierstücke)
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Notes & Reviews:

Fanny Mendelssohn was a German pianist and composer, and the eldest sister and confidante of the composer Felix Mendelssohn, however she was never allowed to study music like her brother. Despite this, she developed a remarkable talent for piano music especially after her extensive Italian travel which is the source of much inspiration in some of these pieces. Felix readily admitted that his sister played the piano better than he did, and Fanny remained his chief musical adviser until he left home. She is said to have memorized J.S. Bach's complete Well-Tempered Clavier by age 13. Fanny married the Prussian court painter Wilhelm Hensel in 1829. She travelled in Italy with her husband in 1839-40. Upon her mother's death in 1842, she took over the direction of the Mendelssohn family home in Berlin, in which role she organized local concerts and occasionally appeared as a pianist. Fanny remained very close to her brother, and her death in 1847 greatly contributed to Felix's own demise six months later.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Earthworks QTCI microphones (2014).



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Works Details

>Mendelssohn-Hensel, Fanny : Mélodies (6) for piano, Opp 4 & 5 :: Allegro assai A flat major Op. 4
  • Performer: Solveig Wikman (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Mendelssohn-Hensel, Fanny : Allegro con brio, for piano no 4 (H. 304)
  • Performer: Solveig Wikman (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1836

>Mendelssohn-Hensel, Fanny : Work(s) :: Allegro molto vivace ma con sentimento E flat major
  • Performer: Solveig Wikman (Piano)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Mendelssohn-Hensel, Fanny : Lieder ohne Worte (4), Op. 6 :: Allegro vivace B major Op. 6
  • Performer: Solveig Wikman (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Mendelssohn-Hensel, Fanny : Songs (4), for piano, Op. 2 :: Villa Mills. Allegretto grazioso E major Op. 2
  • Performer: Solveig Wikman (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Mendelssohn-Hensel, Fanny : Gondelfahrt, for piano in G minor (H. 345)
  • Performer: Solveig Wikman (Piano)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1839

>Mendelssohn-Hensel, Fanny : Villa Medicis, for piano in A flat major (H. 353)
  • Performer: Solveig Wikman (Piano)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1840

>Mendelssohn-Hensel, Fanny : Lieder ohne Worte (4), Op. 6 :: Il saltarello romano (Tarantella) A minor Op. 6
  • Performer: Solveig Wikman (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Mendelssohn-Hensel, Fanny : Mélodies (6) for piano, Opp 4 & 5 :: Allegro molto quasi Presto E major Op. 4
  • Performer: Solveig Wikman (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Mendelssohn-Hensel, Fanny : Adagio in E flat major, for piano
  • Performer: Solveig Wikman (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Mendelssohn-Hensel, Fanny : Work(s) :: Allegro molto G major
  • Performer: Solveig Wikman (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Mendelssohn-Hensel, Fanny : Work(s) :: Allegro molto vivace A flat major
  • Performer: Solveig Wikman (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Mendelssohn-Hensel, Fanny : Four Roman Piano Pieces (Vier römische Klavierstücke)
  • Performer: Solveig Wikman (Piano)
  • Running Time: 21 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic