Art stage: “Dear Fanny, dear Felix…”

On the evening of 6 November, the mezzo-soprano Kateřina Alexandra Št'astná and the pianist Elena Pokorná will accompany you in music and words through the extraordinary life and musical journey of the Mendelssohn siblings in the glass room of Villa Tugendhat.

Art stage: “Dear Fanny, dear Felix…”

Although Fanny Hensel, the elder sister of Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, was an exceptionally gifted and prolific composer, after her death, she almost completely fell into oblivion and her compositions can only be heard in the last few decades. Two performers and researchers, Kateřina Alexandra Št’astná and Elena Pokorná, unravel the almost detective-like plot, especially thanks to information from period correspondence. As a guest, Brno pianist Šárka Bartošová will perform the Czech premiere of Three Pieces for Four-Hand Piano by Fanny Hensel together with Elena Pokorná.


Fanny Hensel: Chanson des bergères, Dämmerung, Drei Stücke zu vier Händen, Italien, Lieder op.6, Wanderlied

Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy: An die Entfernte op.71 no.6, Der Mond op.86 no.5, Hexenlied, Lied ohne Worte in Es Low 1, Lieder ohne Worte op.19b, String Quartet in F minor op.80 (Requiem for Fanny) 1st movement.


Admission: 400 CZK/person. Capacity is limited, advance ticket purchase required.

A tour of the interior is not included in the programme.