The Piano Sings: Solo Piano Music by Fanny Mendelssohn
Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel was a woman blessed with intellectual gifts, musical talent and the privileges of a wealthy upbringing. As a child, she was encouraged to go as far as her talent would take her, but, once she was married and had a child, she was expected to lay aside her musical gifts in favor of more mundane household hold tasks. The body of work contained on this double CD carries in it all the longing, doubts, passion, struggle, love, joy and brilliance of her life and career. Some of these pieces are only recently available to the public. Here are a collection of 32 piano works, some of which have never been released on CD, composed by the sister of Felix Mendelssohn.