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Felix Mendelssohn
"Scherzo" from A Midsummer Night's Dream


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Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream

Women Composers

Fanny Mendelssohn, Felix Mendelssohn's older sister, was a talented pianist and composer. So was Clara Schumann, wife of composer Robert Schumann. Also featured: music of Elizabeth-Claude Jacquet de la Guerre, Cecile Chaminade, Germaine Tailleferre, Hildegard von Bingen, Amy Beach, and Thea Musgrave.

Classics for Kids Quiz

1. Fanny Mendelssohn played what musical instrument?

clarinet

violin

trumpet

piano

cello


2.How many pieces of music did Fanny Mendelssohn compose?

150

200

400

25

99


3. Who was a famous American woman composer?

Amy Beach

Martha Washington

Susan B. Anthony

Betsy Ross

Pocahantus


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