Felix Mendelssohn

Felix Mendelssohn

Felix MendelssohnJakob Ludwig Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, born, and generally known in English-speaking countries, as Felix Mendelssohn (February 3, 1809 - November 4, 1847) was a German composer, pianist, organist and conductor of the early Romantic period.

The grandson of the philosopher Moses Mendelssohn, he was born into a notable Jewish family, although he himself was brought up initially without religion, and later as a Lutheran. He was recognized early as a musical prodigy, but his parents were cautious and did not seek to capitalise on his abilities. Indeed his father was disinclined to allow Felix to follow a musical career until it became clear that he intended to seriously dedicate himself to it.

Early success in Germany was followed by travel throughout Europe; Mendelssohn was particularly well received in England 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 Liszt, Wagner and Berlioz. The Conservatory he founded at Leipzig became a bastion of this anti-radical outlook.

Mendelssohn's work includes symphonies, concerti, oratorios, piano 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 19th and early 20th centuries, his creative originality is now being recognized and re-evaluated. He is now among the most popular composers of the Romantic era.

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There Shall a Star from Jacob sheetmasterc (112)
1380d ago
14 Vocal Original
Spinning Song pattiq22 (192)
1541d ago
5 Piano Transcription
wedding march pattiq22 (192)
1541d ago
1 Piano Fake
Lieder ohne worte Book 1 op. 19 vran (5)
2318d ago
13 Piano Original
Concert Piece No.1, Op.113 for clarinet in sib and basset clarinet mr.clarinet92 (1)
2414d ago
15 Piano, Clarinet Original
Hark kydaa466 (9)
2486d ago
3 Trumpet Fake
wedding march bobbiec1031 (297)
2841d ago
2 Cello, Violin, Viola Transcription
Wedding march Marullo (12)
2914d ago
2 Viola Transcription
Duet Offentary tabycatmeow (67)
2920d ago
1 Flute, Organ Original
Trauergesang Op. 116 Betun33 (33)
2928d ago
3 Vocal Original
Octet tennis236 (4)
2930d ago
102 Cello, Violin, Viola Other
wedding march anna1031 (6)
2932d ago
2 Piano Original
Hark! The angels sing Stollentroll (4)
2934d ago
1 Vocal Transcription
wedding march Pheeto (2)
2936d ago
2 Piano Book
piano Trio op.49 tiamduncan (4)
2940d ago
70 Piano, Cello, Violin Original
Organ sonatas Aurel99 (12)
2944d ago
89 Organ Other
Andane & Rondo Capriccioso op.14 mingcrystal (9)
2945d ago
13 Piano Original
A Midsummer Nights Dream (Flute 1 & 2) siathryn (21)
2947d ago
25 Flute Original
Marche Nuptaile (Wedding March) mobu143 (2)
2949d ago
8 Organ Transcription
Rondo Capriccioso docterpain (2)
2953d ago
13 Piano Original