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Lessons in life and music. A discussion of my memoir, Piano Lessons, which can also include performances at the piano.
Creativity and perseverance
After a prodigious childhood in which she was hailed as the musical equal of her brother, Felix, Fanny Mendelssohn was gently nudged out of the limelight as adulthood approached: ‘Music may perhaps become [Felix’s] profession,’ wrote her father, ‘while for you it can and must only be an ornament, never the root of your being […]