JAKOB LUDWIG FELIX MENDELSSOHN-BARTHOLDY

3rd February 1809 - 4thNovember 1849

Mendelssohn, Felix (1809 - 49), German composer, born Hamburg, grandson of Moses M. (q.v.). He was baptized and educated as a Christian, his father adding the surname Bartholdy to the family name. His youth was spent in the refined surroundings of a family of very considerable wealth, culture and brilliant social connection. He benefited by the tuition and advice of Berger, Zelter, Weber, Cherubini and Moscheles, and by the time he was 20 had already produced his famous Octet, 3 piano quartets, 2 sonatas, 2 symphonies and the Midsummer Night's Dream overture, besides a host of songs, an opera and many short pieces.

The next few years were passed in visiting London, Munich, Vienna and Rome, and in incidental tours in Scotland, Italy and Switzerland (1829-31), he achieved a wide fame as pianist, composer and conductor. The first of his 10 visits to England took place in 1829. The Hebrides (fingal's Cave) overture was composed in 1830 (revised 1832). In 1835 he became conductor of the celebrated Leipzig Gewandhaus orchestra, and 2 years later married Cecile Jeanrenaud at Frankfurt. He conducted his oratorio St Paul at Dusseldorf in 1836 and Elijah at Birmingham in 1846.

Persistent overwork and an excess of activities undermined his health: he died in Leipzig. His reputation, extravagantly high in his lifetime, is now sustained mainly by his violin Concerto, 1844, the incidental music to A Midsummer Night's Dream (particularly the overture), the Scottish and Italian symphonies and the Hebrides overture. Elijah is still popular with choral societies, but the chamber music and piano works (examples of impeccable craftsmanship, like all Mendelssohn's music) appeal to a more limited circle.

Last Updated on 11th October 2015
By Steven

And now for the Music

I like to thank CRM114 (That what he wants to be know as) for the following very nice crafted musicial piese, I will be adding some more over the coming weeks, I like to thank CRM114 for his donation of music files.

"Mendelssohn "The Hebrides Overture Op26", donated & sequenced by CRM114.

I would like to extend my thanks to Mike Boylen for these lovely pieces. Email (mikeboylen@mweb.co.za">Mike and let him know how much you like the music.
Now added No.11 to 20.

"Elijah" Done in parts, No.1, Sequenced by Mike Boylen.

"Elijah" Done in parts, No.2, Sequenced by Mike Boylen.

"Elijah" Done in parts, No.7, Sequenced by Mike Boylen.

"Elijah" Done in parts, No.9, Sequenced by Mike Boylen.

"Elijah" Done in parts, No.11, Sequenced by Mike Boylen.

"Elijah" Done in parts, No.15, Sequenced by Mike Boylen.

"Elijah" Done in parts, No.16, Sequenced by Mike Boylen.

"Elijah" Done in parts, No.17, Sequenced by Mike Boylen.

"Elijah" Done in parts, No.20, Sequenced by Mike Boylen.

"Elijah" Done in parts, No.21, Sequenced by Mike Boylen.

"Elijah" Done in parts, No.21b, Sequenced by Mike Boylen.

"Elijah" Done in parts, No.22, Sequenced by Mike Boylen.

"Elijah" Done in parts, No.24, Sequenced by Mike Boylen.

"Elijah" Done in parts, No.28, Sequenced by Mike Boylen.

"Elijah" Done in parts, No.31, Sequenced by Mike Boylen.

"Elijah" Done in parts, No.32, Sequenced by Mike Boylen.

"Elijah" Done in parts, No.34, Sequenced by Mike Boylen.

"Elijah" Done in parts, No.35, Sequenced by Mike Boylen.

"Elijah" Done in parts, No.37, Sequenced by Mike Boylen.

"Elijah" Done in parts, No.38, Sequenced by Mike Boylen.

"Elijah" Done in parts, No.39, Sequenced by Mike Boylen.

"Elijah" Done in parts, No.41, Sequenced by Mike Boylen.

"Elijah" Done in parts, No.41a, Sequenced by Mike Boylen.

"Elijah" Done in parts, No.42a, Sequenced by Mike Boylen.

I like to thank John Briggs for sequencing and donating the following pieces, to contact please email (jobri@venlig.freeserve.co.uk"> JOHN here.

(2208)"Fugue in F Minor", sequenced by John Briggs

(2207)" Fugue in E Minor" , nicely done, sequenced by John Briggs

(2206)" Organ Sonata No.2", arranged for Flute Oboe and Bassoon sequenced by John Briggs

(1713)" Kinderstuck Opus.72 No.2", a lovely sequenced by John Briggs

(1959)"Song without Words, Opus.67, No.2 and No.32, sequenced by John Briggs

Please check these texts files for the pieces below.

(1712)" Kinderstuck Opus.72 No.1", a nice sequenced by John Briggs

(1713)" Kinderstuck Opus.72 No.2", a lovely sequenced by John Briggs

(1714)" Kinderstuck Opus.72 No.3", sequenced by John Briggs

(1715)" Kinderstuck Opus.72 No.4", sequenced by John Briggs

(1716)" Kinderstuck Opus.72 No.5", a nice sequenced by John Briggs

(1672)" Kinderstuck Opus.72 No.6", sequenced by John Briggs

I like to thank Emily for the sequencing the following piece, to contact please email (HappyMusician@opendiary.com"> EMILY.

(1850)"The Herald Angels Sing", a lovely piece. Sequenced by Emily Gray

(1851)"Nocturne from "A Midsummer Nights Dream". Sequenced by Emily Gray

Nachspiel in D (1831) is a little organ piece, which he later included in his Organ Sonata 3."Posaune" is German for "trombone" (info kindley supplied by Allen Gary)

(978)One of the songs without words,"The Bees Wedding" (Composer info supplied by Christopher Freitagand title supplied by Tony Michael) sequencer unknown

(44)"Praeludium I" c-moll (without Fugue)for pipe organ op.37(Info kindly supplied by Vinzenz Haab)Seq by ?

I like to thank George Pollen for the following Music file.

(747)Italian Symphony No. 4, the slow mov. Sequenced by George Pollen

(731)Prelude and fugue C minor F(the fuge is missing. Info kindly supplied by Michel Buet)Seq by ?

(732)Prelude and fugue C minor F (this is the missing fuge part. Info kindly supplied by Michel Buet, he also noticed some wrong notes at the end of this fuge)Seq by ?

(100) Third Mov from the Violin Concerto (Info kindly supplied by Kurt Brulisaur)Nicely done Seq by B Fisher

Confidence Op.19 No.4 (237) Seq by ChartChaiMeeSangNin

Fughetta in A written 1842 (238) Seq by ?

(6) Fughetta A-dur Seq by ?

(310) Octet for strings 1st Mov, (info kindly supplied by Chung-Ta Lee) Seq ?

This is a large file so I have zipped it up click here for Pkunzip

The Bridal chorus (239) (Info kindly supplied by Mario Tabernig) Seq by ?

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