Journals Higher Education



Published: 25 November 2009

456 Pages | 16 halftones, 67 music examples

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195180800

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Fanny Hensel

The Other Mendelssohn

R. Larry Todd

  • First biography of Hensel to consider the full scope of her music as well as her life
  • First biography to argue for stylistic independence from brother Felix Mendelssohn
  • Based on a wealth of little-known, German, or recently discovered archival material
  • Written for the general audience music lover with choice musical examples in the book; more extensive musical examples for the scholarly audience available on companion website

New to this Edition:

  • Companion website features two new tracks, recorded by the author and internationally acclaimed cellist Nancy Green
  • The availability of these pieces offers a key resource to readers, as both are little-known and rarely performed

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