They said this music was too "masculine" to be written by a woman
When the long-lost Easter Sonata was discovered in a French bookshop in 1970 marked "F Mendelssohn", many scholars assumed it was the work of the composer Felix Mendelssohn. But in 2010, US scholar Dr Angela Mace Christian proved that the work had in fact been written by Felix's talented sister, Fanny.
Sofya Gulyak played the UK premiere of this major piano sonata live on Radio 3 on International Women's Day 2017: The first performance of the work to be given under the correct composer name.
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