Felix Mendelssohn

Jakob Ludwig Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, known generally as Felix Mendelssohn (1809–1847) was a German composer, pianist, organist, and conductor of the early Romantic period. Mendelssohn was born on 3rd February 1809 in Hamburg, Germany into a notable Jewish family (his grandfather was the philosopher Moses Mendelssohn). He was a child prodigy, though his family were careful not to allow this to distort his upbringing, and only approved of his following a musical career when it was clear that he was serious about music. Early success in Germany was followed by travel throughout Europe; Mendelssohn was particularly well received in Britain as a composer, conductor and soloist, and his ten visits there (during which many of his major works were premiered) form an important part of his adult career. His essentially conservative musical tastes however set him apart from many of his more adventurous musical contemporaries such as Franz Liszt, Richard Wagner, and Hector Berlioz. The Conservatory he founded at Leipzig became a bastion of this anti-radical outlook. Mendelssohn's work includes symphonies, concertos, oratorios, piano works, and chamber music. He also had an important role in the revival of interest in the music of Johann Sebastian Bach. After a long period of relative denigration due to changing musical tastes and antisemitism in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, his creative originality has again been recognised, and re-evaluated. He is now among the most popular composers of the Romantic era. He died on 4th November 1847 in Leipzig. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.

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Spring Song
Song Without Words
Allegro molto appassionato
Wedding March
Andante
III. Finale: Presto scherzando
A Midsummer Night's Dream: Intermezzo
Violin Concerto No. 2 in E minor, Op. 64: Andante
No. 8 in B flat minor, Op. 30/2
A Midsummer Night's Dream - Nocturne
No. 3 in A major, Op. 19/3, Huntsman's Song
Song without Words, Op. 85, No. 2
No. 35 in B minor, Op. 67/5: Moderato
Allegretto con espressione
Sym. No. X, H-Minor: Adagio - Allegro
Hebrides Overture
III Andante
No. 8 in B flat minor, Op. 30/
Song of The Gondolier
String Quartet Op.80 (Finale)
Ein Sommernachtst
A Midsummer Night's Dream: Scherzo
Overture: The Hebrides, Op. 26
I. Allegro molto appassionato
Andante con moto
Scherzo
Allegro Non Troppo - Allegro Molto Vivace
Wenn sich zwei Herzen scheiden
Nocturne
Symphony No.3 in A minor, Op.56 - Scottish: 4. Allegro vivacissimo - Allegro maestoso assai
Song Without Words Op. 19b (piano solo)
Violin Concerto In E Minor
Symphony No. 4-2: Andante Con Moto
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
Capriccio brillant in B minor, Op. 22
Allegro vivace
Woe Unto Them
A Midsummer Night's Dream: Overture
Movement in G minor
Intermezzo
Overture (Fingal's Cave)
Symphony No. 4-4: Saltarello, Presto
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Overture: The Fair Melusina
Overture
No. 15 in E major, Op. 38/3: Presto e molto vivace
No. 38 in A minor, Op. 85/2: Allegro agitato
Puck: What hempen homespuns have we swagg'ring here... (Act III, Scene 1)
Lieder ohne Worte (Songs without Words), Book 2, Op. 30: No. 7 in E-Flat Major, Op. 30/1
Songs Without Words, Op. 30: Song of the Venetian Gondolier

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