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Published by C. Scribner"s Sons in New York .
Written in English


  • Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Felix, 1809-1847 -- Juvenile literature,
  • Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Felix, 1809-1847,
  • Composers

Book details:

LC ClassificationsML3930.M44 K9
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 176 p.
Number of Pages176
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5282837M
ISBN 100684129523
LC Control Number72001172

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Synopsis. Felix Mendelssohn was born on February 3, , in Hamburg, Germany. At age 9, he made his public debut in Berlin. In , he joined the Born: Felix Mendelssohn: His Life, His Family, His Music [Kupferberg, Herbert] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Felix Mendelssohn: His Life, His Family, His Music5/5(1). Get this from a library! Felix Mendelssohn: his life, his family, his music. [Herbert Kupferberg] -- A biography of the German composer of "Midsummer Night's Dream" with emphasis on his happy family life and analyses of his music. Without the knowledge of grandparents, he converted as a very young man along with others like his sister Fanny. This according to R. Larry Todd is a double life of little inconvenience. Culturally, this book and the life of both Fanny and Felix Mendelssohn is infinitely rich, life among geniuses without TV, hardly touched by moral by:

In Felix Mendelssohn: His Life, His Family, His Music, Herbert Kupferberg has created a multigenerational biography that also embraces the cultural and intellectual history of the eighteenth and. You know you know a lot about Felix Mendelssohn when one of the famed composer’s family members contacts you for information about him. That’s what happened to Jeffrey Sposato, PhD ’00, after Sheila Hayman read Sposato’s book on her great-great-great-great uncle, “The Price of Assimilation: Felix Mendelssohn and the Nineteenth-Century Anti-Semitic Tradition.” Based on . Felix Mendelssohn was born into a family of means and privilege. His intellect and aptitude for music were apparent at an early age; by the age of fourteen he had already demonstrated an astonishing facility for musical composition, composing over one hundred works, from small scale keyboard works to large scale operas and symphonies.   Felix Mendelssohn Composer Specialty Pianist, organist, conductor Born Feb. 3, Died Nov. 4, Nationality German Felix Mendelssohn was born on February 3, , in Hamburg, Germany. He was a German composer of early Romantic times and his work includes concertos, symphonies, piano, oratories and chamber music. Early Years Felix was born into aBorn: Feb. 3,

Most notable was his paternal grandfather Moses Mendelssohn (–), the celebrated German Jewish philosopher and reformist, whose 10 children included Joseph and Abraham (–, Felix’s father), who co-founded the Mendelssohn & Co. banking house in Felix Mendelssohn - Felix Mendelssohn - Marriage and maturity: In Mendelssohn was overcome by the death of his father, Abraham, whose dearest wish had been that his son should complete the St. Paul. He accordingly plunged into this work with renewed determination and the following year conducted it at Düsseldorf. The same year at Frankfurt he met Cécile . Life. Mendelssohn’s family had plenty of were also very interested in music, literature, painting etc. His grandfather Moses Mendelssohn was famous in German national literature. His father was a banker and his mother came from a family who owned a lot of factories in young Felix was educated at home by his gh the family was .   An extraordinary prodigy of Mozartean abilities, Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy was a distinguished composer and conductor, a legendary pianist and organist, and an accomplished painter and classicist. Lionized in his lifetime, he is best remembered today for several staples of the concert hall and for such popular music as "The Wedding March" and "Hark, the Herald .