#ClassicsaDay #ClassicalFam Week 5

 November means Thanksgiving when families gather together. The Classics a Day team decided to make families the theme. For the month of November, the challenge is to post video performances of musical family members. Post on any social media channel you like. 

What constitutes a musical family? Felix and Fanny Mendelssohn (brother and sister) both composed. As did many in the Bach family tree. 

For my part, I decided to follow the family connections from post to post. Here are my posts for the fourth week of #ClassicalFam.

11/27/23 Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847): Piano Trio No. 2 in C minor

Felix’s sister Fanny was also a talented composer and pianist. Both studied composition and counterpoint together with Carl Friedrich Zelter.


11/28/23 Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel (1805-1847): Overture in C major

Fanny was sister to Felix. Like her brother, she showed musical talent at an early age, both as a pianist and a composer. She composed almost 400 compositions before her death at age 42.


11/29/23 Johann Strauss I (1804-1849)L Radetzky March

Johan was extremely popular as a composer of light music. His sons, Johann II, Josef, and Eduard were all popular composers, as was Eduard’s son, Johann III.

11/30/23 Eduard Strauss (1835-1916): Hellenen-Quadrille, Op. 14

Eduard was the youngest son of composer Johann Strauss I. His older brothers Johann II and Josef were also popular composers, as was Eduard’s son, Johann III.

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