Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
1847. Mendelssohn had a short but happy life. He died in November of 1847 at the age of only 38. It's thought he never truly recovered from the shock of his beloved sister Fanny's death, who died in 1846. Her death came shortly after a successful, but draining tour of England from which Mendelssohn had just returned. Mendelssohn's funeral was attended by hundreds of musicians and students.
|At 17 Mendelssohn wrote the overture to Shakespeare's "Midsummer Night's Dream". However, he wrote what other famous piece for the same play?||Great Composers: Mendelssohn
The Wedding March. "The Wedding March" is what we hear at most weddings, and Mendelssohn created it for Oberon's wedding in the play.
Scotland. After Mendelssohn was warmly received in England he further traveled to Scotland, where the lush countryside inspired him to create such works as the "Hebrides Overture". Fingal's Cave especially impressed him, and this is reflected in the piece so named.
50. Mendelssohn created a wealth and variety of musical pieces including opera. His "Octet in E Flat" is considered a masterpiece for strings.
violin. His compositions reflect the richness of his knowledge of these two instruments.
Fanny. He was four years old when he began his music lessons with his beloved sister Fanny. He later performed music with his brother Paul, who played cello, and with his sister Rebecca, who sang. There was no sibling by the name of Oscar.
1809. He was named Felix, which means "happy one." And happy he was. He was the second child born into a wealthy family who adored the handsome little boy.