Duets set by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy

Although the primary role of IPA Source is to present aria and song texts for solo numbers, since many composers also set texts small ensembles, translations and IPA transcriptions can also be found to many great duets. Be sure to check out the duets by Felix Mendelssohn which are suitable for singers of all levels… Read More

14 texts as set by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, hand-curated by Fach

From our collection of Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy texts, here are 14 texts hand-curated by Fach, with listening links included. Born Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy (3 February 1809 – 4 November 1847), he was widely known as Felix Mendelssohn. Mendelssohn was a German composer, pianist, and organist during the early Romantic period. Mendelssohn is considered the greatest child prodigy after… Read More

Featured composer: Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel

Fanny Hensel, née Fanny [Cäcilie] Mendelssohn Bartholdy (November 14, 1805 – May 14, 1847) had a lifelong dream of being considered a serious composer. It is said that her talent was equal to and perhaps surpassed that of her famous brother, Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy. Fanny and Felix were children of Abraham and Lea Mendelssohn. When Napoleon’s… Read More

Celebrating the birthday of Fanny Mendelssohn-Bartholdy Hensel, born November 14

Fanny Hensel (née Fanny Mendelssohn-Bartholdy) born November 14, 1805, was a German composer and pianist, and the sister of composer Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy. As a child, her parents kept her performances limited to periodic Sonntagsmusik salons that she and her brother Felix delivered at the Mendelssohn-Bartholdy home, to a selected group of family friends. Her brother… Read More

Perfect Baritone Recital Selections

Attendees at a vocal recital fall into several categories: fans of the music; followers, family, or friends of the vocalist; those who wish to see or assess the singer’s performance; those who were brought along with someone else to the recital; and those who are needing persuasion. Therefore, the preparation for a vocal recital –… Read More

Perfect Soprano Recital Selections

Are you preparing for a Junior Recital, Senior Recital, or Graduate Recital? Deciding upon the perfect program of music for your performance is one of the most important decisions you’ll make. A vocalist must carefully select the right balance of music to appropriately highlight vocal skills. Curated from our database, here are 24 selections perfect… Read More

Featured composer: Amy Beach

Amy Marcy Cheney Beach (September 5, 1867 – December 27, 1944) was an American composer and pianist. She was the first successful American female composer, and is also known as the first female composer to have her symphony performed by a major orchestra. Additionally, Amy Beach was the first classical U.S. composer to achieve success… Read More

February composer birthdays

We’re celebrating 9 composer birthdays during the month of February. Each composer has a link to our entire collection of texts for that individual. Jacob Ludwig Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, born 2/03/1809 Our collection: Fernando Sor, born 2/13/1778 Our collection: Johann Wenzel Kalliwoda, born 2/21/1801 Our collection: Clement-Philibert-Leo Delibes, born 2/21/1836 Our collection: Charles-Marie-Jean-Albert Widor, born 2/21/1844 Our… Read More