Felix Mendelssohn

by Alexis Young

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Felix Mendelssohn



-Born Februrary 03 1809


-Gestorben November 1847

In Hamburg Deutschland-Born


-Gestorben in Leipzig Deutschland


-Vater war Abraham Mendelssohn


-Mutter war Lea Salomon


-Mendelssohn was a composer


-Came from a Jewish background but was a devoted Christian


-Gave his first public concert at age 9


-Wrote famed overture to Midsummer Night’s Dream at the age of 17


-He was the co-founder of the Leipzig Conservatory


- Contemporaries Weber, Goethe, and Moscheles





(Felix Mendelssohn. 2013. Photograph. www.last.fm/music/Felix MendelssohnWeb. 17 Nov 2013.)


(Excerpted with permission from a sermon by Rabbi Samuel M. Stahl, February 20, 1998. Rabbi Stahl is from Temple Beth-El, San Antonio, Texas.)


("Felix Mendelssohn." Almanac of Famous People. Gale, 2011. Biography in Context. Web. 14 Nov. 2013.)


("Felix Mendelssohn." Merriam Webster's Biographical Dictionary. Springfield, MA: Merriam-Webster, 1995. Biography in Context. Web. 14 Nov. 2013.)

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