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Fabulous Felix Mendelssohn

Mendelssohn was born in Hamburg in 1809 and died in Leipzig in 1847. He was a German composer, conductor, pianist and organist. His teachers included his mother (piano) and Karl Zelter (harmony).

By the time Mendelssohn attended Berlin University (1826-1829), he was already an accomplished composer with such hits as the overture to A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Die Hachzeit des Camacho (a comic opera) under his belt.

Mendelssohn was a child prodigy, having written twelve string symphonies between the ages of twelve and fourteen! He was also very generous in spirit towards his colleagues. This fact also applied to deceased composers, as Felix was a catalyst to the revival of J.S. Bach’s music, with an 1829 performance of Bach’s St. Matthew Passion.

An Amazing Mendelssohn Fact

Mendelssohn was very close with his sister Fanny, so much so that her death in May 1847 contributed to his own demise within the same year.





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Piano Music | Chamber Classical Music | Inspirational Orchestral Music | Classical Composers | Name That Music | Free Composition and Piano Lessons | Piano Music Notes | Learn Music Theory | Finale Music Writing Software | Composing Music to Films | Writing Classical Score | List of Instruments | Music Sound Recording Studios | Multitrack Recording Process | Music Mixing Advice