Fanny was not the other Mendelssohnmain
From the Lebrecht Album of the Week:
I’m uncomfortable with the title of this release. Rather than being ‘the other Mendelssohn’, Fanny was the heart of the Mendelssohn family and a fine composer in her own right – despite patriarchal suppression by her father and angry resentment from her brother, Felix.
Fanny, married to a Berlin artist, kept her works in a drawer until her late 30s, when she went out and got them published, to Felix’s amazement ….
Read on here.