Posted on Sep 28, 2017
Angela Thompson was born in Germany and fled with her family to West Germany in 1951. In 1968 she settled in Los Angeles, California with her husband and two children.

Angela earned her M.A. degree from USC, and her Ph.D from the UCLA. She has taught at various universities and colleges in the LA area, has worked on numerous consulting projects, among others at the J. Paul Getty Museum. From 1994 - 1999 Angela served as International Director of the Master of International Business Program at Pepperdine University in Malibu. Currently she is a writer, lecturer and speaker, as well as advisor and board member for Culver City, California.
Felix Mendelssohn is one of the most renowned composers of the 19th century; his works are performed all over the world. The works of his prodigious sister are far less familiar to even the most enthusiastic classical music fans.
For several years now, Angela Thompson has researched the extraordinary story of the life and work of a woman composer, pianist and conductor of the 19th century – the German Romantic period – Fanny Mendelssohn (after her marriage, Fanny Hensel) (1805-1847). Fanny Mendelssohn was the eldest child in the Mendelssohn family. She was also a highly competent musician and composer; and yet her output of over 500 pieces of music is rarely performed, let alone discussed or researched at great length. 
Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel composed over 460 pieces of music. Her compositions include a piano trio and several books of solo piano pieces and songs. She is in the news right now around the world and celebrated like a super star. She even has 5 Twitter accounts through Sheila Hayman, her great-great-great granddaughter, who reveals the secret of her great-great-great-grandmother’s long lost Easter Sonata, the Ostersonate. Fanny Mendelssohn may be long dead, but she’s finally in the spotlight.
Read Fanny Mendelssohn’s on Wikipedia:
Video: Fanny Mendelssohn - Notturno in G minor:
Violetta closed the recital with a delightful piano piece.