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Komponist: Mendelssohn Bartholdy, Felix (1809-1847)

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Mendelssohn Bartholdy, Felix

Although he was born nearly 40 years after Beethoven, Mendelssohn's music also spans the transition from classical to romantic. He had great ability to create romantic mood, though his music is rarely sentimental and always tempered by awareness of the classical tradition that preceded him. Mendelssohn's music was immensely popular in Victorian England; his Italian and Scottish symphonies, the Violin Concerto and the incidental music to A Midsummer Night's Dream are still among the most frequently played. Lovers of chamber music rank his work highly, with his best works on a par with those of Haydn and Beethoven.

Like Mozart, Mendelssohn was a child prodigy: he played his first public concert at nine years old. His string Octet, written at age 16, is a work of extraordinary maturity. Unlike Mozart, he was born into a wealthy family, and given the best education that could be found. The most notable event of his early years was his family's conversion to Christianity (in which his name changed to Mendelssohn Bartholdy, which often appears today on recordings and concert listings). He seems to have been a charming man unspoilt by the family wealth: he worked prodigiously hard, and his scores show meticulous attention to detail.

More about Mendelssohn's life and work...

...or does it mean death?, Eight songs for Soprano and String Quartet (arr. by Reimann)17 Variations sérieuses in d-Moll, Op.14A Midsummer Night's DreamA Midsummer Night's Dream, Op.61: OvertureCellosonate Nr. 2 in D-Dur, Op.58Christus, Op.97 (unvollendet)Concert piece no. 1 in F minor, for clarinet, basset horn and orchestra, Op.113Concert piece no. 2 in D minor, for clarinet, basset horn and orchestra , Op.114Die Hebriden oder Die Fingalshöhle, Op.26Die erste Walpurgisnacht, Op.60 (The First Walpurgis Night)Die schöne Melusine, Ouvertüre in F-Dur, Op.32Ein Sommernachtstraum, Op. 61Ein Sommernachtstraum, Op.61: HochzeitsmarschEin Sommernachtstraum, Op.61: IntermezzoEin Sommernachtstraum, Op.61: NocturneEin Sommernachtstraum, Op.61: ScherzoEin Sommernachtstraum: Ouvertüre, Op.21EliasHark! the herald angels singInfelice, Op.94Klaviertrio Nr. 1 d-Moll, Op. 49Klaviertrio Nr. 2 c-Moll, Op. 66Konzert für Violine und Streichorchester d-MollLieder ohne Worte (songs without words) for pianoLieder on poems by Heinrich HeineOrgan sonata no.1 in F minor, Op.65Organ sonata no.6 in D minor, Op.65Ouvertüre Ruy Blas op. 95Ouvertüre, Meeresstille und glückliche Fahrt, Op.27Songs Without Words: selectionStreichersymphonie Nr. 12 in g-MollStreichersymphonie Nr. 13 in c-Moll, "Symphoniesatz"Streichersymphonie Nr. 3 in e-MollStreichersymphonie Nr. 7 in d-MollStreichoktett Es-Dur, Op. 20Streichquartett Nr. 3 D-Dur, Op. 44 Nr. 1Streichquartett Nr. 4 a-Moll, Op.44 Nr. 2Streichquartett Nr. 6 f-Moll, Op. 80Streichquintett A-Dur, Op.18Symphonie Nr. 1 in c-Moll, Op.11Symphonie Nr. 2 in B-Dur, "Lobgesang", Op.52Symphonie Nr. 3 in a-Moll, "Schottische", Op.56Symphonie Nr. 4 in A-Dur, "Italienische", Op.90Symphonie Nr. 5 in D-Dur, "Reformationssymphonie", Op.107The DreamThree pieces for clarinet, cello and piano (arr. Ernst Naumann)Violinkonzert in e-Moll, Op.64Vom Himmel hoch - ChorkantateWeihnachtsliedWie der Hirsch schreit, Psalm 42 in F-Dur, Op.42