Now Available: Full article + Works List for Fanny Hensel on Grove Music Online / Oxford Music Online!

Now available, free of subscription for a limited time at the link below, is my new, full-length article and works list on Fanny Hensel! This article was a labor of love: it is the product of 12 years of getting to know Fanny through her music, diaries, and letters - and, of course, all made possible by the work of the incredible individuals in the Mendelssohn scholarly community. A special tip of the hat to Marcia Citron, who wrote the first Grove article on Hensel in the ‘90s, and who provided early access to Hensel’s letters. And, as always, a special thanks to my Doktorvater, R. Larry Todd, whose work on his critical biography of Fanny Hensel sparked my own life-long interest in Hensel’s life and music.


Also, it was featured on the homepage for a while as a new article! *fistbumpfanny*

Musical Quarterly article

Exciting news! My article on the "Easter Sonata" will appear in the journal Musical Quarterly. This is a wonderful opportunity for Hensel's work to be featured in such a prominent, peer-reviewed, publication. The article traces the documentary trail I followed to discover the manuscript and provides the details of the manuscript itself that confirmed the attribution to Fanny. I also provide an initial formal and hermeneutical analysis. 

The full title:

“Authorship, Attribution, and the Historical Record: Solving the Mystery of the Easter Sonata by Fanny Hensel geb. Mendelssohn Bartholdy”

No word yet on which issue the article will appear in, but I will post an update to this space once I know!