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Fanny and Felix Mendelssohn, the most famous siblings in art history
There are no siblings more famous in the history of arts than Fanny Mendelssohn and her younger brother Felix Mendelssohn. Both were born in the early 19th century to parents of Jewish decent. Both parents fully supported the musical talents of Fanny and Felix, providing them with the same music teachers and organizing Sunday concerts for the two siblings at their home in Berlin. The bond between Fanny and Felix was strengthened greatly by their shared passion for music.
Fanny Mendelssohn, born on November 14th 1805, was a German composer and pianist of the early Romantic era. Fanny may have been eclipsed by her more famous brother Felix and his accomplishments but she was arguably the more talented sibling. She showed tremendous interest in music and was fully literate at the age of 3. In fact, she had written 32 fugues by the age of 20 years old. Even though her parents provided great support, Fanny had to face the harsh reality of the times. Because she was a woman, the social norms did not approve of her following and possibly surpassing her brother in the field of music. Throughout most of her life Fanny had to except the restraints and limitations placed onto her due to the harsh cultural and religious values of the time. And even though Felix was the more famous of the siblings, he recognized his older sister’s talent and often gave her much credit for her contribution to the musical arts. He always valued her critique of his work. Fanny began to publish her works in her own name with the encouragement of her brother, breaking free of the social stigma instilled in her by her parents and society. Fanny became the only composer of that era to write pieces based on the months of the year. It was called “The Year”. It was autobiographical and remained one of her most distinct pieces. Unfortunately, one year later, Fanny suffered a massive stroke and died on May 14th 1847. Her reputation as a composer increased because of her brother’s efforts to get her pieces published. Around the 1870’s, interest faded until about 110 years later when in the late 1980’s even more of her unpublished works were revealed. Now she takes her rightful place next to her brother as one on the most quent essential romantics.
Felix Mendelssohn, born on February 3rd 1809, was a German composer, pianist, organist and conductor of the early Romantic period. From a young age Felix gravitated to much softer sounds. His instructor was so impressed with Felix’s natural talent and his ability to absorb all that was taught to him at such a young age that the instructor emerged Felix into such great composers such as Bach and Mozart. So much so, that Felix fashioned much of his work after these great artists. At age 11 thru 14, Felix Mendelssohn experienced an incredible burst of creativity, which led to his first symphony at age 15. One of his most famous works is the “Wedding March”, still played at weddings around the world. After the death of his sister, Felix became deeply upset and his friends noticed a dramatic change in his personality. He later suffered a series of smaller strokes and passed away at the age of 38 on November 4th 1847. Felix Mendelssohn is remembered as one of the greatest composers ever lived.
Protection from the elements can be so stylish! The particularly attractive full cassette of this awning protects the awning fabric and all component parts from dirt and weather. All components of the structure are distinguished by an extremely long service life and stability. High quality custom-made awning with particularly attractive full cassette, which protects the awning fabric from weather interference.
The Benefit of buying a Spettmann Mendelssohn Awning
- Beautifully designed full cassette providing the maximum protection for the fabric and all the component parts.
- The most advanced smart-shade technology
- Precise custom-made awnings from 8’ to 20’
- Wide range of arm lengths – 6’, 8’, 10’, 12’ & 13’
- Large selection of frame colors
- Quick order lead time – (for Drop Ship program -MOQ)
- Large selection of fabrics
- Replaceable cover
- 5year warranty
- Large selection of accessories and options (see “FEATURES” & ACCESSORIES”)
- Highly qualified technical support teams from our U.S., Germany and our factory direct.
- Robust vertical impact protection against wind
- Available with manual operation, electric hardwire motor or remote operated motor
- Brackets and fittings included in delivery package
Our basic package includes a 7:1 ratio gear box and a 5’ crank handle. Our gear drive allows for a quick and easy opening and closing. The portable crank handle can be stored until needed.
Electric Motor with Switch
The push of a button and a 120volt connection are enough, and in just a few seconds, your patio on door/window will be transformed into a shady outdoor area. An electric motor integrated into the fabric roll makes it possible. Quietly and conveniently.
Electric Motor with Remote and Emergency Manual Override
There is construction work going on outside your home and suddenly the power supply is interrupted. For cases like these, Spettmann offers an electric motor with an additional manual winder. So even if worst comes to worst, you will be well equipped.
- Built-In LED Lights
- Electric Motor with Switch (hardwire)
- Manual Override Electric Motor (w/plug) and Remote Control
- Wind Sensor
- Custom manufacturing down to the last inch, from a width of 8‘
- Custom mounting brackets included in delivery package
- Aluminum protective cassette
We carry both 70mm @ 20’ & 78mm @ 23’ fabric roller tubes. They are roll formed using galvanized steel to precise dimensions with a thickness gauge of .047 – .057 inches.
Spettmann offers installation brackets for walls, ceilings, roofs & rafters. Made from the highest grade of Aluminum.
Protecting the fabric is very important for long lasting shade. We offer a hood for the basic open style awnings to a semi-cassette and a full cassette for maximum protection.
The awning fabric provides comfortable shade and protection UV rays and glare. The fabric Spettmann offers are made of fade and weather resistant material.
The front bar forms the front edge of the awning and helps keep the fabric straight and taut. The front bar is made of extruded aluminum.
The valance not only provides an attractive face for the awning but also additional shade as the sun sets in the evening.
All our awning component parts are protected with the highest quality of powder coating that will provide years of enjoyment.
The arms, with internal springs, extends and retracts the awning. The arms continuously apply tension on the fabric keeping the fabric straight and taut.
The awning can be operated using a manual gear drive or electric motor. The motor can be operated by a remote control or a wall switch
The range of pitch on our awning is 0 to 45 degrees, however, we recommend 15 degrees. We carry the standard adjustable pitch unit along with various crank pitch units.
The torsion bar is the foundation of the awning. All the load and stress is transferred onto the torsion bar, so it is important to have a strong and secure torsion bar.
Width Sizes: Standard 8’ – 20’ (custom sizes are available, over 20’ requires a splice)
Projections: 6’, 8’, 10’, 12’ & 13’
Operations: Gear Drive or motorized available