Hensel, Fanny Mendelssohn, 1805-1847

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Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel (14 November 1805 – 14 May 1847) was a German composer and pianist of the early Romantic era. Her younger brother was composer Felix Mendelssohn. Due to her family's reservations, and to social conventions of the time about the roles of women, six of her songs were published under her brother's name. In 1829, she married artist Wilhelm Hensel and, in 1830, they had their only child, Sebastian Hensel.

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creatorOf Hensel, Fanny Mendelssohn, 1805-1847. Auswahl aus meinen Büchern. Sieben und sechzig Lieder für eine, und mehrere Stimmen, komponiert von Fanny Hensel, geb. Mendelssohn Bartholdy. Harvard University, Loeb Music Library
referencedIn Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Felix, 1809-1847. [Miscellaneous writings and papers of F.M.B. [microform] : 1822-47 and business papers, etc. after his death]. New England Conservatory of Music, Harriet M. Spaulding Library
creatorOf Hensel, Fanny Mendelssohn, 1805-1847. [Autograph score, overture for orchestra in C major] Harvard University, Loeb Music Library
creatorOf Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Felix, 1809-1847. Manuscript von Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy aus seinem Nachlass. Library of Congress
referencedIn Portrait Iconographies of Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy and Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel Research Collection, 2006-2009 Leo Baeck Institute.
creatorOf Hensel, Fanny Mendelssohn, 1805-1847. [Autograph scores for the lieder Zwischen Gaeta und Capua, Die Schwalbe, and Im Walde]. Harvard University, Loeb Music Library
referencedIn Autograph File, H, 1584-1988. Houghton Library
creatorOf Hensel, Fanny Mendelssohn, 1805-1847. [Convolute volume containing compositions from January 1822 - February 1823]. Harvard University, Loeb Music Library
creatorOf Hensel, Fanny, 1805-1847. Autograph letter signed : [n.p., Berlin], to Marie, [n.d., 1847 May]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Hensel, Fanny Mendelssohn, 1805-1847. [Kompositionen März 1820-Juni 1821 (Album)] HCL Technical Services, Harvard College Library
referencedIn The Mendelssohn papers, mid-18th-19th century Bodleian Library, Oxford
creatorOf Hensel, Fanny Mendelssohn, 1805-1847. [Autograph score for Musik für die Toten der Cholera-Epidemie 1831; soprano part for aria "Blick hin auf die, so vollendet haben" and chorus for "Herr, errette mich"]. Harvard University, Loeb Music Library
creatorOf Hensel, Fanny Mendelssohn, 1805-1847. [Autograph score for "O, dass ich tausend Zungen hätte", from Lobgesang]. Harvard University, Loeb Music Library
creatorOf Hensel, Fanny Mendelssohn, 1805-1847. [Fragment from the a cappella vocal quartet, "Frisch um der Blume Farbenring" followed by sketches; the alto part from the quartets "Im Wald" and "Abschied"]. Harvard University, Loeb Music Library
creatorOf Hensel, Fanny Mendelssohn, 1805-1847. [Die Hochzeit kommt]. Harvard University, Loeb Music Library
creatorOf Hensel, Fanny Mendelssohn, 1805-1847. Prelude / Fanny Hensel. Library of Congress
creatorOf Hensel, Fanny Mendelssohn, 1805-1847. [Composition album from September 1823 - September 1824]. Harvard University, Loeb Music Library
referencedIn Microfilms of letters written by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy and his sister Fanny to their parents, and to each other, 20th century (microfilms of originals, 1821-47) Bodleian Library, Oxford
creatorOf Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Felix, 1809-1847. Overture to Shakespeare's Midsummer night's dream arranged as a duet for two performers, 1829? July 10 / by Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Hensel, Fanny Mendelssohn, 1805-1847. Stimme der Glocken. Harvard University, Loeb Music Library
creatorOf Hensel, Fanny Mendelssohn, 1805-1847. [Composition album from September 1824 - March 1827]. Harvard University, Loeb Music Library
creatorOf Hensel, Fanny Mendelssohn, 1805-1847. [Selections from manuscripts by Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel] University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
creatorOf Hensel, Fanny Mendelssohn, 1805-1847. Hero und Leander [microform] : dramatische Szene für eine Singstimme mit Begleitung des Orchesters / Text von Wilhelm Hensel ; Musik von Fanny Hensel. University of Wisconsin - Madison, General Library System
referencedIn EDWARDS PAPERS. Vol. XIII (2). (ff. 39.) Miscellaneous letters, locks of hair, and photographs, mainly of eminent musicians, including:-(1) Fragment of a letter from Ludwig van Beethoven to Frau Nanette Streicher; n.d. Printed by A. C. Kalischer, Be... British Library
creatorOf Hensel, Fanny Mendelssohn, 1805-1847. Lobgesang [microform]. University of Wisconsin - Madison, General Library System
creatorOf Hensel, Fanny Mendelssohn, 1805-1847. [Kompositionen 1829-1831 (Konvolut)] [microform]. HCL Technical Services, Harvard College Library
creatorOf Hensel, Fanny Mendelssohn, 1805-1847. Oratorium nach Bildern der Bibel / Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel. Free Library of Philadelphia, Parkway Central Library
creatorOf Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Felix, 1809-1847. Concerto / F. Mendelssohn-Bartholdy [manuscript]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Hensel, Fanny Mendelssohn, 1805-1847. Hiob [microform]. University of Wisconsin - Madison, General Library System
creatorOf Hensel, Fanny Mendelssohn, 1805-1847. [Oratorium nach Bildern der Bibel] [microform]. University of Wisconsin - Madison, General Library System
creatorOf Hensel, Fanny Mendelssohn, 1805-1847. [11 a cappella vocal quartets, including Schwäbisches Tanzlied by Carl Maria von Weber]. Harvard University, Loeb Music Library
creatorOf Hensel, Fanny Mendelssohn, 1805-1847. Festspiel [microform]. University of Wisconsin - Madison, General Library System
creatorOf Hensel, Fanny Mendelssohn, 1805-1847. Praeludio. Harvard University, Loeb Music Library
creatorOf Hensel, Fanny Mendelssohn, 1805-1847. Nachtreigen. Harvard University, Loeb Music Library
creatorOf Hensel, Fanny, 1805-1847. Autograph letter signed, dated : [n.p., Berlin?] Feb. 7 1845, to an unidentified recipient, 1845 Feb. 7. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus, 1756-1791. Aria del Davide penitente Harvard University, Loeb Music Library
creatorOf Hensel, Fanny Mendelssohn, 1805-1847. Terzett für Sopran, Alt, und Tenor (Komm mit) / von Fanny Hensel geb: Mendelssohn Bartholdy. HCL Technical Services, Harvard College Library
creatorOf Hensel, Fanny Mendelssohn, 1805-1847. [Wenn wir durch die Dörfer ziehen and sketches for vocal pieces and piano pieces]. Harvard University, Loeb Music Library
creatorOf Hensel, Fanny Mendelssohn, 1805-1847. [Composition album, 1820-1838] [microform]. Harvard University, Loeb Music Library
creatorOf Hensel, Fanny Mendelssohn, 1805-1847. [Composition album for March - September 1823]. Harvard University, Loeb Music Library
creatorOf Hensel, Fanny Mendelssohn, 1805-1847. [Kompositionen November 1826-Dezember 1832 (Album)] HCL Technical Services, Harvard College Library
referencedIn Haydn, Joseph, 1732-1809. [The soprano parts for the trio "Betrachtung des Todes," Hob. XXVb3 and the quartet "Aus dem Danklied zu Gott," Hob. XXVc8; and an incomplete alto part for the quartet "Abendlied zu Gott," Hob. XXVb9]. Harvard University, Loeb Music Library
creatorOf Hensel, Fanny Mendelssohn, 1805-1847. Hero und Leander. : Dramatische Scene für eine Sopranstimme mit Begleitung des Orchesters. / Text von Wilhelm Hensel, Musik von Fanny Hensel. Harvard University, Loeb Music Library
creatorOf Hensel, Fanny Mendelssohn, 1805-1847. [Composition album from August 1833-August 1835]. Harvard University, Loeb Music Library
referencedIn Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Felix, 1809-1847. Gertrude Clarke Whittall Collection/Mendelssohn Collection 1811-1944 (bulk 1820-1847, 1885-1913). Library of Congress
creatorOf Hensel, Fanny Mendelssohn, 1805-1847. [Autograph vocal parts for Die Sennin]. Harvard University, Loeb Music Library
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Berlin 16 DE
Hamburg 04 DE
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Vocal duets, Unaccompanied
Vocal duets with piano
Vocal duets with piano
Vocal quartets, Unaccompanied
Vocal quartets, Unaccompanied
Vocal quartets, Unaccompanied
Vocal quartets with piano
Vocal trios, Unaccompanied
Vocal trios with piano
Canons, fugues, etc. (Piano)
Cantatas
Cantatas, Sacred with piano
Choruses, Sacred (Mixed voices) with orchestra
Choruses, Secular (Mixed voices), Unaccompanied
Choruses, Secular (Mixed voices), Unaccompanied
Choruses, Secular (Mixed voices) with orchestra
Compositions (Music)
Hero (Greek mythology)
Leander (Greek mythology)
Music
Music
Musical sketches
Oratorios
Oratorios
Organ music
Overtures
Performance art
Piano music
Piano quartets
Solo cantatas, Secular (High voice)
Sonatas (Piano)
Song cycles
Songs (High voice) with orchestra
Songs (High voice) with orchestra
Songs (Low voice) with piano
Songs with piano
Occupation
Composer
Conductors (Music)
Pianists
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Person

Birth 1805-11-14

Death 1847-05-14

Germans

English,

French,

German,

Italian

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