Sheet Music: Schwanenlied

TitleSchwanenlied
from 6 Lieder
Alternate titlesSwan Song
Es fällt ein Stern herunter
Opus numberOp. 1, No. 1
ComposerFanny Hensel (1805–1847)
InstrumentationFlute and Piano
KeyG minor
RangeD4–G5
Time signature6/8
Tempo42 BPM
Performance time2:35
Difficulty levelintermediate
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Date added2018-10-05
Last updated2018-10-05
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Friday 5 October 2018

Tune of the Day: Schwanenlied

by Fanny Mendelssohn, transcribed for flute and piano

Fanny Mendelssohn, also known as Fanny Hensel after her marriage to painter Wilhelm Hensel, was the older sister of the famous German composer Felix Mendelssohn. She was writing music at a time when it was considered unsuitable for a woman from the upper middle classes to have ambitions as a professional musician. For this reason, a number of her songs were originally published under her brother's name. The “Schwanenlied” (“Swan Song”) appeared in print in 1846, the year before her death, as part of the very first collection of songs to be published under her own name.

Thanks to Mira for suggesting this piece!