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Felix Mendelssohn

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Felix Mendelssohn | Short Biography | Introduction To The Composer

 

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Mendelssohn: Wedding March / Abbado · Berliner Philharmoniker

 

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Mendelssohn : Spring Song

 

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LA Phil Rehearsal with Gustavo Dudamel: Felix Mendelssohn's Symphony No. 3

 

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Felix Mendelssohn's Hawaiian Serenaders (1941)

Jakob Ludwig Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, born and widely known as Felix Mendelssohn, was a German composer, pianist, organist and conductor of the early Romantic period. Mendelssohn wrote symphonies, concertos, oratorios, piano music and chamber music. His best-known works include his Overture and incidental music for A Midsummer Night's Dream, the Italian Symphony, the Scottish Symphony, the overture The Hebrides, his mature Violin Concerto, his String Octet, and the melody for the Christmas carol "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing", as adapted by William Hayman Cummings. His Songs Without Words are his most famous solo piano compositions. 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 has been re-evaluated. He is now among the most popular composers of the Romantic era.
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