Fanny Mendelssohn (1805-1847)
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21 of the greatest women composers in classical music
6. Fanny Mendelssohn (1805-1847)
Sister of the composer Felix Mendelssohn, Fanny composed more than 460 works, including a piano trio and several books of piano pieces and songs. A number of her works were originally published under Felix's name. Her piano works are often in the style of songs and carry the title, ‘Song without Words.’ This style of piece was successfully developed by Felix, though some assert that Fanny preceded him in the genre.