Being Fanny Mendelssohn
Being Fanny Mendelssohn
Being Fanny Mendelssohn
Being Fanny Mendelssohn
Being Fanny Mendelssohn
Being Fanny Mendelssohn
Being Fanny Mendelssohn

Being Fanny Mendelssohn

Address
Isoldestraße 9, Berlin
Tags
Classical, Storytelling, Alte Musik, Violin, Viola
Entry
€10–20

Fanny Mendelssohn's Sunday musics were an institution in Berlin's cultural life in the first half of the 19th century. Since her father and brother Felix actively discouraged her from pursuing an international career, this was almost her only setting in which she was allowed to express herself artistically in public – conducting, conceiving, directing, performing her works. Being Fanny Mendelssohn is based on such a Sunday salon in the Mendelssohn home and combines Fanny Mendelssohn's string quartet with two works by composers who inspired her – a trio by Joseph Haydn and a suite for solo cello by J.S. Bach. The music is peppered with topical quotes from female musicians on today's early music scene and historical excerpts from Fanny Mendelssohn's correspondence. The current quotes are taken from the interviews of our Being Fanny Mendelssohn- podcast.

All text excerpts are read anonymously and it is not revealed which quotes are current and which are from F. Mendelssohn. Thus, the historical distance is removed and the question opens up: How far have we come since F. Mendelssohn's salon, what has changed – and what has not?

There will be readings and music played on historical instruments:. Les Salonnières with Liane Sadler, Sophie Longmuir and Mirjam Münzel Luiza Labouriau Daniel Eklund

Performing artists

Les Salonnières
Luiza Labouriau
Luiza Labouriau

Brazil, Denmark

Daniel Eklund
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