Donate now to support your one-stop classical music destination

Your contribution powers the wonder of classical music
Donate

Performance Today®

with host Fred Child

: From Felix to Fanny

Forte piano at the Fanny & Felix Mendelssohn Museum in Hamburg, Germany Via Wikimedia Commons, author Ymnes

Felix Mendelssohn had a close relationship with his older sister, Fanny. So when she died unexpectedly at age 41, Felix was devastated. He said he would never get over her death. On today's show, hear the piece that Mendelssohn dedicated to his dear departed sister.

Hour One
Hour Two

Before you go...

For all we have to offer – the Piano Puzzler, Young Artists in Residence, and the weekly performances themselves – everyone at Performance Today is thankful that you join us each day for this comprehensive musical experience. As a public media program though, we can only do this with your support. Make a financial contribution today to continue to power this program.