Fanny & Felix Mendelssohn
Brother and sister Fanny and Felix Mendelssohn both showed immense musical talent as children and studied music. Because of societal prejudices and limitations on women, a number of pieces written by Fanny were published under Felix’s name. Folklore has it that Felix had a private meeting with Queen Victoria, who loved his music. She sang her favorite Mendelssohn song, at which point Felix had to confess that, oops! Queen Victoria’s favorite Mendelssohn song was in fact written by Fanny! This CD features piano sonatas by Felix and Fanny, both in the key of g minor, and Preludes and Fugues by Felix and Fanny, both in the key of e minor. Fun to compare!