Fanny Mendelssohn was just as talented as her younger brother. In fact, Felix was the first to admit that she played the piano better than he did. She was also a talented composer, writing about 500 pieces, including the overture you can hear via the player above. She died in her early 40s, but she did live long enough to see a handful of her works appear in print fulfilling her lifelong dream of being taken seriously as a composer.
Women's History Spotlight: Fanny Mendelssohn
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