Real Name:Jakob Ludwig Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy

German composer, pianist, organist and conductor of the early Romantic period. Mendelssohn's compositions include symphonies, concertos, piano music and chamber music.
Born: 1809-02-03 (Hamburg)
Died: 1847-11-04 (Leipzig)
At nine Mendelssohn made his public debut as a pianist, at ten he attended the Berlin Singakademie.
Very precocious and industrious composer, between 1820 and 1824 he had already written numerous works.
He made numerous trips at home and abroad, in 1829 he stayed for the first time in London, gaining praise as a piano concert player and as an author.
In the same year, in Berlin he reproduced Johann Sebastian Bach's St.Matthew Passion, removing it from oblivion. In 1835 he moved to Leipzig concert director of the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, actively contributing to city life. also in Leipzig, in 1842, he founded a music conservatory.
Mendelssohn died suddenly, suffering from apoplexy at the age of thirty-eight.
His sister Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel contributed six compositions to the first two songbooks published under his name (Op. 8 Nos. 2/3/12, Op. 9 Nos. 7/10/12).
Grandson of philosopher Moses Mendelssohn.

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