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Fanny Cäcilie Mendelssohn

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Fanny Mendelssohn (14 November 1805 – 14 May 1847), later Fanny Mendelssohn Bartholdy and, after her marriage, Fanny Hensel, was a German pianist and composer. She composed over 460 pieces of music. Her compositions include a piano trio and several books of solo piano pieces and songs. A number of her songs were originally published under Felix's name in his opus 8 and 9 collections. Her piano works are often in the manner of songs, and many carry the name Lied ohne Worte (Song without Words). She also wrote, amongst other works for the piano, a cycle of pieces depicting the months of the year, Das Jahr ("The Year"). The music was written on coloured sheets of paper, and illustrated by her husband Wilhelm Hensel. Each piece was also accompanied by a short poem.
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Fanny Hensel, da:Fanny Hensel, de:Fanny Hensel, eo:Fanny Hensel, he:פאני מנדלסון, ja:ファニー・メンデルスゾーン, la:Francisca Mendelssohn, ru:Фанни, Мендельсон, uk:Мендельсон Фанні