Felix Mendelsshon

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about him

  • Lived: Feb 03, 1809 - Nov 04, 1847 (age 38)
  • Height: 5' 6" (1.68 m)
  • Spouse: Cécile Charlotte Sophie Jeanrenaud (1837 - 1847)
  • Compositions: Violin Concerto (Mendelssohn) · Elijah (Oratorio)

    · A Midsummer Night's Dream (Mendelssohn) · Wedding March (Mendelssohn) · The Hebrides (Overture) · Songs Without Words

  • Siblings: Fanny Mendelssohn · Rebecka Mendelssohn · Paul Mendelssohn
  • Founded: University of Music and Theatre Leipzig
  • Fun Facts

    1.he was buried at Trinity Cemetery in Berlin, Germany.

    2. His sister, Fanny Mendelssohn, also composed music. In fact, some people think that some of ‘Mendelssohn’s’ music may have been written by her!.

    3.He was one of the first people to use a baton when conducting. He was the one who brought the idea to Great Britain.He was a great fan of Bach. In fact, most people had forgotten about Bach after he died. Mendelssohn brought Bach’s music to everybody’s attention. And people have liked it ever since!

    4.He liked Great Britain and visited frequently. The British at the time also liked Mendelssohn very much.