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Felix Mendelssohn

Felix Mendelssohn (Composer)

Born: 3rd February 1809, Hamburg

Died: 4th November 1847, Leipzig

Nationality: German

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's compositions include symphonies, concertos, piano music, organ music and chamber music. His best-known works include the overture and incidental music for A Midsummer Night's Dream, the Italian Symphony, the Scottish Symphony, the oratorio St. Paul, the oratorio Elijah, the overture The Hebrides, the mature Violin Concerto and the String Octet. The melody for the Christmas carol "Hark!

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 Recording of the Week, Isabelle Faust plays Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto

Isabelle Faust shows a wholly new side to one of the most well-known and widely-performed concertos in the violin repertoire.

 Recording of the Week, John Eliot Gardiner conducts Mendelssohn's A Midsummer Night's Dream

James listens to John Eliot Gardiner's recording of Mendelssohn's delightful incidental music, with the LSO and Monteverdi Choir.

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