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  1. Jakob Ludwig Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy [n 1] (3 February 1809 – 4 November 1847), born and widely known as Felix Mendelssohn, [n 2] was a German composer, pianist, organist and conductor of the early Romantic period. Mendelssohn's compositions include symphonies, concertos, piano music, organ music and chamber music.

  2. Nov 14, 2022 · Felix Mendelssohn, in full Jakob Ludwig Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, (born February 3, 1809, Hamburg [Germany]—died November 4, 1847, Leipzig), German composer, pianist, musical conductor, and teacher, one of the most-celebrated figures of the early Romantic period.

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  3. May 07, 2021 · Who Was Felix Mendelssohn? German composer Felix Mendelssohn made his public debut in Berlin at just 9 years old. In 1819, he joined the Singakademie music academy and began composing non-stop....

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    Mendelssohn's works show an influence of Baroqueand early classical music. He was greatly influenced in his childhood by the music of Bach, Beethoven and Mozart, which can be seen in the twelve early symphonies, mainly written for performance in the Mendelssohn household and not published or publicly performed until long after his death. His fugues...


    Mendelssohn wrote twelve symphonies for the string orchestra between 1821 and 1823. The numbering of his mature symphonies is approximately in the order of publishing rather than of composition. The order of actual composition was 1, 5, 3, 4, and 2. The Symphony No. 1 in C Minor for a full-scale orchestra was written in 1824 and was experimental, showing the influence of Bach, Beethoven, and Schubert. Between 1829 and 1830 he wrote Symphony No. 5 in D Major, but despite its quality, he remain...

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    Mendelssohn wrote the concert overture The Hebrides (Fingal's Cave)in 1830, inspired by visits to Scotland around the end of the 1820s. He visited the cave on the Hebrides isle of Staffa as part of his Grand Tour of Europe, and was so impressed that he scribbled the opening theme of the overture on the spot, including it in a letter he wrote home the same evening. Throughout his career he wrote a number of other concert overtures; those most frequently played today include Ruy Blas written fo...


    Mendelssohn wrote some Singspiels for family performance in his youth. In 1827 he wrote a more sophisticated work, Die Hochzeit von Camacho, based on an episode in Don Quixote, for public consumption. It was a failure, prompting Mendelssohn to leave the theatre before the conclusion of the first performance. There were no subsequent performances. Although he never abandoned the idea of composing a full opera, and considered many subjects, including that of the Nibelung saga later adapted by W...

    There are numerous published editions and selections of Felix's letters. A complete edition is now (2006) in preparation but is expected to take twenty years to complete. The main collections of Mendelssohn's original musical autographs and letters can be found in the Bodleian Library, Oxford University, the New York Public Library, and the Staatsb...

    Ainsley, Robert (ed.) The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Classical Music. London: Carlton Books, 1995. ISBN 0747523800.
    Ewen, David (ed.) The Complete Book of Classical Music. London: Hale, 1966. ISBN 0709038658.
    Hale, Paul. [1966] 1996. The Organs of Southwell Minster. [Southwell]: Southwell Cathedral Council. ISBN 0952851407
    Hensel, Sebastian. The Mendelssohn Family,4th revised edition, London: 1884 (often reprinted).
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    • He was a rich kid. Mendelssohn was born into a wealthy family. His wealth meant that he did not have many issues to deal with as he moved up his career ladder.
    • He was the Queen’s favorite musician. In her words, Queen Victoria described Mendelssohn as “the greatest musical genius that ever lived since Mozart.”
    • Felix wore a coat of many colors. Mendelssohn’s family was predominantly made up of many artists and musicians who excelled in different art forms. The young Felix was a talented child prodigy who excelled at many different types of art, such as linguistics, athletics, poetry, and painting, among other things.
    • He led a clean, composed life. During the era, most musicians led carefree lives. They would often waste away on alcohol and prostitution. However, this was not the case with Felix Mendelssohn.
  4. Felix Mendelssohn, Soundtrack: Babylon A.D.. Jakob Ludwig Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy (3 February 1809 - 4 November 1847), born and widely known as Felix Mendelssohn, was a German composer, pianist, organist and conductor of the early Romantic period.

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