Fanny Hensel (1805-1847) and Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy (1809-1847)

Fanny Hensel and Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy were the two children of Mendelssohn’s second son, Abraham Mendelssohn (1776-1835). Their mother, Lea Salomon, was a granddaughter of Daniel Itzig and a pianist, whose brother Jacob added the name Bartholdy. The musical talents of young Fanny and Felix were evident from an early age and made them famous when they performed for family musicals at their home in Berlin.

Felix and Fanny, Musical Siblings