Fanny Mendelssohn (1805-1847) was the four-year older sister of Felix Mendelssohn. They both received a solid musical education, with her surpassing him in virtuosity at the piano. Her relationship with Felix was intense, but also suffocating. Because of him, Fanny Mendelssohn failed to build an independent career as a composer. To this day, her work is overshadowed by Felix's. And this despite the fact that she wrote some five hundred compositions of very high q...
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