Fanny & Wilhelm Hensel: Szenen einer Ehe
By Studierende der mdw - Universitat fur Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien. By Fanny Cecile Mendelssohn (1805-1847) and Wilhelm Hensel. Classical. 1 listening CD. Published by Gramola (NX.GRAM99094).
Item Number: NX.GRAM99094
This CD production emerged out of the project "Room for Fanny Hensel" of the University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna (mdw), presenting and promoting rarely received works by Fanny Hensel as well as the artistic collaboration with her husband Wilhelm Hensel. The composition of the Journey Album exemplifies that music, painting and poetry had been integral components of their lives: Fanny, sibling of Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, wrote the work on paper of varying color, while Wilhelm Hensel decorated the beginning of every composition with vignettes, putting the musical characterizations into perspective to the months and adventures of their journey to Italy in 1839/40. The earlier "dramatic scene for soprano and piano" Hero and Leander exhibits the artistic ties of the couple on a different level: Fanny Hensel setting the verse of her husband to music. This recording features music students from four different departments of mdw.
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