Heart, Rufus and Martha Wainwright, Colin and Jonny Greenwood of Radiohead, or The Jackson 5.
But long before those musical siblings, there were the Mendelssohns — Felix and Fanny, the subjects of a new album by the versatile Ebène Quartet from Paris.
Mendelssohns grew up making music together in Berlin at the beginning
of the 19th century. Felix, younger by four years, became one of
history's most brilliant composers. Fanny, a strong-willed pianist but
worried about her worth as a composer, has been neglected. Still, as
Felix's career soared and Fanny struggled to publish her pieces, the two
remained close. Read more