International Mendelssohn Festival

Hensel / Mendelssohn Bartholdy

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Barbara Auer
Barbara Auer © Janine Guldener
Jens Peter Maintz
Jens Peter Maintz © Mat Hennek

Brother and sister

This musical reading with letters and works for cello and piano from the pens of Fanny and Felix Mendelssohn shows the connection between what was probably the most inspired brother-and-sister pairs of composers in music history. From childhood on, they not only had a close musical cooperation, they also wrote to each other in detail and in high literary quality all their lives, exchanging ideas and observations on the music of their time, the society around them and their special relationship: a correspondence as fond as it was intense and witty.


Barbara Auer reading

Christian Maintz reading

Jens Peter Maintz violoncello

Annika Treutler piano


Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy
Variations concertantes für Violoncello und Klavier D-Dur op. 17

Fanny Hensel
Sonata o fantasia für Violoncello und Klavier g-Moll

Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy
Auf Flügeln des Gesanges op. 34/2 / aus: Sechs Gesänge für eine Singstimme und Klavier op. 34

– Interval –

Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy
Zweiter und Dritter Satz aus Sonate für Violoncello und Klavier D-Dur op. 58

Fanny Hensel
Capriccio As-Dur für Violoncello und Klavier

Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy
Nachtlied op. 71/6 / aus: Sechs Lieder für eine Singstimme und Klavier

Fanny Hensel

sowie Lesungen aus Briefen von Fanny Hensel und Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy

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International Mendelssohn Festival

Promoter: International Mendelssohn Festival c/o Niklas Schmidt

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