Fanny Mendelssohn http://wrti.org en WRTI Honoring Women Composers in March http://wrti.org/post/wrti-honoring-women-composers-march <p>It wasn't until the last third of the 20th century that women took their place in serious music, a field historically dominated by men.&nbsp; Felix Mendelssohn's sister Fanny composed quite a bit of music, but it was only heard in private settings since it wasn't considered "proper" for a woman to compose.</p> Fri, 08 Mar 2013 19:43:06 +0000 Jack Moore 5248 at http://wrti.org WRTI Honoring Women Composers in March Fanny and Felix: Re-Examining the Genius of the 19th-Century Mendelssohn Siblings http://wrti.org/post/fanny-and-felix-re-examining-genius-19th-century-mendelssohn-siblings <p>Mendelssohn scholar R. Larry Todd and Philadelphia Singers Music Director David Hayes speak with WRTI's Susan Lewis about the long-neglected music of German composer Felix Mendelssohn and his sister, Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel.</p> Mon, 12 Dec 2011 12:27:04 +0000 Susan Lewis 3405 at http://wrti.org Fanny and Felix: Re-Examining the Genius of the 19th-Century Mendelssohn Siblings