Thursday 21 March 2013

Fanny Mendelssohn / Hensel (New Astrology data and chart)

* According to a biographer, Fanny Mendelssohn was born at 6:30 in the morning of the very day of Napoleon's triumphant entry into Vienna.

Fanny Mendelssohn (14 November 1805 – 14 May 1847), later Fanny [C├Ącilie] Mendelssohn Bartholdy and, after her marriage, Fanny Hensel, was a German pianist and composer, the sister of the composer Felix Mendelssohn and granddaughter of the philosopher Moses Mendelssohn. She was the grandmother of the philosopher Paul Hensel and the mathematician Kurt Hensel.

Fanny Mendelssohn composed over 460 pieces of music. Her compositions include a piano trio and several books of solo piano pieces and songs. A number of her songs were originally published under Felix's name in his opus 8 and 9 collections. Her piano works are often in the manner of songs, and many carry the name Lied ohne Worte (Song without Words). This style (and title) of piano music was most successfully developed by Felix Mendelssohn, though some modern scholars assert that Fanny may have preceded him in the genre.

She also wrote, amongst other works for the piano, a cycle of pieces depicting the months of the year, Das Jahr ("The Year"). The music was written on coloured sheets of paper, and illustrated by her husband Wilhelm . Each piece was also accompanied by a short poem.

Read more from her Wikipedia biography.


Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel was an extraordinary musician who left well over four hundred compositions, most of which fell into oblivion until their rediscovery late in the twentieth century. How about that triple Scorpio conjunction of Sun-Mercury-Neptune trine Moon on MC from the 1st House (musical writing just waiting to be discovered)?


BIRTH DATA: Fanny Caecilia Mendelssohn, 14 November 1805, 06:30 (6:30 a.m.) LMT (-0:39:56), Hamburg, Germany (53n33, 09e59). ASC: 11 Scorpio. RR=B (from biography). SOURCE: Sy Scholfield (c) quotes R. Larry Todd, Fanny Hensel: The Other Mendelssohn (Oxford University Press, 2009), p. 4: "As these dramatic world events were playing out, in the 'free' city of Hamburg Fanny Mendelssohn was born at 6:30 a.m. on November 14, the very day of Napoleon's triumphant entry into Vienna."

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