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Kids Commute - Fanny Mendelssohn Week!

Fanny Mendelssohn's music room, in a painting by Julius Helfft in 1849.

Hi, Kids Commuters! This week on IPR's Kids Commute, we look into the life and work of a composer with a very famous sibling. The sibling? Renowned German composer Felix Mendelssohn. The other sibling? His less-renowned, but wonderfully talented sister, Fanny.

Meet Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel this week, and take your chance at our sibling-related Quizlet this week!

Congrats to our Quizlet Aces:

  • Mario, Hector & Kathryn in Traverse City
  • Landen & Brayden in Traverse City
  • Tobias in Honor
  • Luke in Traverse City
  • Lane in Traverse City
  • Andrew in Hart
  • Elisabeth in Charlevoix
  • Eden & Jael in Downing, Wisconsin
  • Parker & Dorothy in Memphis, Tennessee
  • Lucas in Traverse City
  • Anselm in Brethren
  • Fiona in Reed City
  • Sam & Jonah in Traverse City
  • Noah & Asher in Cedar
  • The Five Slabaughs of Kingsley
  • Andrew & Katherine in Interlochen
  • Ames & Copeland in Harbor Springs
  • Noah & Asher in Cedar
  • Gwyneth in Traverse City
  • Fulton in Traverse City
  • Kierstyn in Merritt
  • Finn in Traverse City

Tune in Monday through Friday at 7:40 a.m., or listen any time at the links below.

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KC 441 - FANNY MENDELSSOHN WEEK! Tuesday: "Italien", sung by Judith Raskin, with pianist George Schick.
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KC 442 - FANNY MENDESLSSOHN WEEK! Wednesday: "Morgengruss (Morning Song)", sung by Vocal Concert Dresden.
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KC 443 - FANNY MENDELSSOHN WEEK! Thursday: "Fantasia for Cello and Piano" by Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel. Piano: Alasdair Beatson. Cello: Johannes Moser.
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KC 444 - FANNY MENDELSSOHN WEEK! Friday: "Lied" - Piano Trio in D minor, Movement III. Diane Ambache/Ambache Chamber Ensemble

This week's MAYA MIX features all the music from the above episodes, plus all movements of the Piano Trio in D minor. We've also included a cantata, a string quartet  - and more for your listening pleasure! 

Kate Botello is the morning host on Classical IPR. She also hosts and produces Kids Commute and Show Tunes with Kate Botello.