Fanny Mendelssohn

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Fanny Mendelssohn

Postby tkightley » Tue Jul 26, 2016 10:26 am

I was looking for pieces composed by Fanny Mendelssohn but was surprised to see that her name was missing form the list of the Mendelssohns. I did a bit of investigation and found that her married name was Hensel and, yes, she is listed under that name.

As she is, normally, referred to as Fanny Mendelssohn, I would suggest you arrange to have that name included among the Mendelssohns, as well as under Hensel. I expect that could be managed.

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Re: Fanny Mendelssohn

Postby Sallen112 » Wed Jul 27, 2016 4:22 am

Her other name is already included in the "Alternate Names" section. Keep in mind its a pain to have to change the composer page, as we would have to manually move all pages on here composer page to that other name. If her original name was "Hensel" then it needs to be that as we only accept there birth names.

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Re: Fanny Mendelssohn

Postby coulonnus » Thu Aug 11, 2016 12:43 am

Of course each time I add a composer it shows up in the Category:Composers but could the "Alternative Names/Transliterations" be also appended to this category, with a link to the same Composer page? This becomes a Feature Request. :-)

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Re: Fanny Mendelssohn

Postby azumbrunn » Thu Sep 29, 2016 3:13 pm

In the case of Fanny I think it is appropriate to list her under her married name. Her husband was the only man in her life who encouraged her to publish her works. Both her father and her brother resisted the idea of a woman (their daughter / sister nota bene!) making a living as a composer with a Victorian stubbornness that is remarkable.


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