HENSEL, Fanny, 1805-1847

The Year. Twelve Character Pieces (1841) for Fortepiano. Illustrated Fair Copy with Illustrations by Wilhelm Hensel. Facsimile of the Autograph Owned by the Mendelssohn Archives at the National Library in Berlin. Epilogues by Beatrix Borchard, Ayako Suga-Maack, Christian Thorau.

[“Das Jahr”, piano]


Kassel, 2000. 20 x 28 cm, 92, xvi pp. Full color facsimile. Cycle of 12 lyric pieces corresponding to the 12 months of the year, each copied out on different colored paper and illustrated by Fanny’s husband, the renown artist, Wilhelm Hensel. Fanny and Wilhelm Hensel have given their fair copy of the piano cycle “The Year” a unique aesthetic design where music, vignettes, lyric epigraphs and colorful paper merge to produce a charming effect and multi-media experience. Commentary in Ger-Eng. Hardbound (new reduced price). $125

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