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Komponist: Mendelssohn Bartholdy, Felix (1809-1847)

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Biographie
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.

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Werkverzeichnis
17 Variations sérieuses in d-Moll, Op.14A Midsummer Night's DreamCellosonate Nr. 2 in D-Dur, Op.58Christus, Op.97 (unvollendet)Concert piece no. 2 in D minor, for clarinet, basset horn and orchestra , Op.114Die Hebriden oder Die Fingalshöhle, Op.26Die schöne Melusine, Ouvertüre in F-Dur, Op.32Doppelkonzert für Violine, Klavier und Streicher in d-MollEin Sommernachtstraum, Op. 61Ein Sommernachtstraum, Op.61: HochzeitsmarschEin Sommernachtstraum, Op.61: IntermezzoEin Sommernachtstraum, Op.61: NocturneEin Sommernachtstraum, Op.61: ScherzoEin Sommernachtstraum: Ouvertüre, Op.21EliasElijah, Op.70: Lift Thine EyesHark! the herald angels singInfelice, Op.94Klaviersextett in D-Dur, Op.110Klaviertrio 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 HeineMitten wir im Leben sind, Op.23 no.3Organ sonata no. 2 in C minor, Op.65Organ sonata no.1 in F minor, Op.65Ouvertüre Ruy Blas op. 95Ouvertüre, Meeresstille und glückliche Fahrt, Op.27Song without words in D major, Op.109Songs Without Words: selectionStreichersymphonie 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. 80Symphonie 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 DreamTrumpet overture, Op.101Verleih uns FriedenViolinkonzert in e-Moll, Op.64