Catch a glimpse of the Mendelssohn household in the early 1800s: the two oldest children, Fanny and Felix, were equally brilliant, talented, and educated by the greatest music teachers of the day. And yet, Felix was supported to become a leading musician of his age, while Fanny was strongly discouraged from pursuing a musical career. This program is dedicated to Fanny’s life and the astounding quality and range of her compositions.
Actress Jennifer Baldwin Peden will read from letters and contemporary accounts highlighting Fanny’s life and her close relation to her brother.
Four Songs for Piano, op. 8 (selections)
Piano trio, d-minor, op.11
Six Songs, op. 1 (selections)
Songs (originally attributed to Felix Mendelssohn)
Die Nonne (The nun)
String quartet Nr. 6 in f-minor, op. 80 (selections)
SooJung Hong, piano; David Leung, violin; Marc Levine, violin; Jeremy Swider, viola; Teresa Richardson, cello; Andrea Leap, soprano, Jennifer Baldwin Peden, narration
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