Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel (1805-1847) was born in Hamburg to parents Abraham Mendelssohn, a banker and litterateur, and Leah Solomon, an amateur musician and artist. The oldest of four children, Fanny's siblings included Felix, the prolific composer and conductor, Rebekka, and Paul. Gifted as both composer and musician, it is said that she could play Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier from memory by age 13. In 1829, she married the German painter Wilhelm Hensel, who was a great supporter of her music. Their son Sebastian later became the family's chief biographer.
Related categories 8
Fanny Caecilie Hensel
Find a Grave listing with biographical sketch, portrait, pictures of tombstone, and interactive memorial.
Fanny Cécile Mendelssohn
Brief account of her life, related people, portrait, and information concerning a screenplay about her.
Wikipedia article covering major aspects of musical education, life, and works with internal references to related people and topics.
Entry at the Lied and Art Songs Text page with list of vocal works linked to German lyrics, most with English translations.
Other languages 1
Last update:June 17, 2015 at 2:05:18 UTC