Mendelssohn Felix and Fanny

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Mendelssohn Felix and Fanny

Quatuor Ébène

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Sister of the more famous Felix, Fanny Mendelssohn is finally starting to enjoy the limelight she was denied in her lifetime. Her father - having accorded her the same top-level musical education as her brother - told her that music could only be an “adornment” for a marriageable woman. Fortunately, she was able to make music every day despite this, though it was only towards the end of her too-short life that she ventured to publish her works under her own name. Her String Quartet in E flat, written in three months in 1834, can match her brother’s compositions any day for lyricism, virtuosity and inspiration. In this recording, the Ebène Quartet do it proud. read more