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1809, Feb 31818-18471847, Nov 4
a German composer, pianist, organist and conductor of the early Romantic period. He was recognised early as a musical prodigy, but his parents were cautious and did not seek to capitalise on his talent. Mendelssohn enjoyed early success in Germany, where he also revived interest in the music of Johann Sebastian Bach, and in his travels throughout Europe. He was particularly well received in Britain as a composer, conductor and soloist, and his ten visits there – during which many of his major works were premiered – form an important part of his adult career. His essentially conservative musical tastes, however, set him apart from many of his more adventurous musical contemporaries.
 Timeline (11)
02/03/1809-Felix Mendelssohn is born
10/24/1818-Felix Mendelssohn, age 9, performs his first public concert (chamber music) in Berlin
10/17/1831-Felix Mendelssohn's first Piano concerto in G premieres in Munich
05/14/1832-Felix Mendelssohn's The Hebrides premieres in London
11/15/1832-Felix Mendelssohn's Reformation (ka Symphony No. 5) premieres
01/10/1833-Felix Mendelssohn's cantata Die erste Walpurgisnacht premieres in Berlin
05/22/1836-Felix Mendelssohn's oratorium St. Paul premieres in Dusseldorf
03/28/1837-Felix Mendelssohn marries Cécile Charlotte Sophie Jeanrenaud
03/03/1842-First performance of Felix Mendelssohn's Third "Scottish" Symphony
08/26/1846-Felix Mendelssohn's Elijah premieres at the Birmingham Festival
01/25/1858-Felix Mendelssohn's "Wedding March" played at the wedding of Queen Victoria's daughter Princess Victoria, to Prince Frederick William I of Prussia
 Mentions (9)
Ludwig Berger
...and he built a reputation as a teacher, numbering Felix Mendelssohn, Taubert, Henselt, Dorn, and August Wilhelm Bach among...
Richard Hol
...music showed the influence of Ludwig van Beethoven, Felix Mendelssohn, and Robert Schumann and the Leipzig school, though...
Charles Edward Horsley
...Horsley. He studied in Germany under Hauptmann and Felix Mendelssohn, and on his return to England composed several oratorios...
Jenny Lind
...during the 1840s, and was closely associated with Felix Mendelssohn.
Fanny Mendelssohn
...pianist and composer. She was the sister of the composer Felix Mendelssohn. She composed over 460 pieces of music. Her...
Ignaz Moscheles
...Leipzig, where he succeeded his friend and sometime pupil Felix Mendelssohn as head of the Conservatoire. Among his 142...
Joachim Raff
...pianist. He sent some of his piano compositions to Felix Mendelssohn who recommended them to Breitkopf & Härtel for publication....
Franz Schubert
...significantly in the decades following his death. Felix Mendelssohn, Robert Schumann, Franz Liszt, Johannes Brahms and...
Carl Maria von Weber
...influenced composers such as Frederic Chopin, Liszt and Felix Mendelssohn. Weber's compositions for woodwind instruments...
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Felix Mendelssohn1809, Feb 31818
 
18471847, Nov 4

Wilhelm Friedrich Ernst Bach1759, May 241780
 
18191845, Dec 25
  the only grandson of Johann Sebastian Bach to gain fame as a composer. He was music director to ...
William Herschel1738, Nov 151774
 
18201822, Aug 25
 a German-born British astronomer, composer, and brother of Caroline Herschel. His interest in ast...
Ludwig van Beethoven1770, Dec1778
 
18261827, Mar 26
 a German composer and pianist. A crucial figure in the transition between the Classical and Roman...
Wenzel Muller1767, Sep 261786
 
18301835, Aug 3
 an Austrian composer and conductor. He was a popular and prolific composer producing more than 25...
Ludwig Abeille1761, Feb 201782
 
18321838, Mar 2
 a German pianist and composer. He wrote several folk songs, concerts, and two operas, Amor und Ps...
Vincenzo Bellini1801, Nov 31807
 
18351835, Sep 23
 an Italian opera composer. His most celebrated works are the operas La sonnambula and Norma. On a...
Johan Olof Wallin1779, Oct 151837
 
 
18391839, Jun 30
 a Swedish minister, orator, poet and later Lutheran Church of Sweden Archbishop of Uppsala, Swede...
Karol Kurpinski1785, Mar 61797
 
18401857, Sep 18
 a Polish composer, conductor and pedagogue. Kurpinski was one of the most revered composers befor...
Erik Gustaf Geijer1783, Jan 121803
 
18461847, Apr 23
 a Swedish writer, historian, poet, philosopher, and composer. His writings served to promote Swed...
Frederic Chopin1810, Mar 11817
 
18481849, Oct 17
 a Polish composer and virtuoso pianist of the Romantic era, who wrote primarily for the solo pian...
Louis Antoine Jullien1812, Apr 231826
 
18521860, Mar 14
 an eccentric French conductor and composer of light music. His fondness for the lighter forms of ...
Robert Schumann18101830
 
18541856
 a German composer and influential music critic. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest comp...
King Oscar I of Sweden1799, Jul 41844
 
18591859, Jul 8
  King of Sweden and Norway from 1844 to his death. When, in August 1810, his father Jean-Baptiste...
Gioachino Rossini17921804
 
18641868
 an Italian composer who wrote 39 operas as well as sacred music, chamber music, songs, and some i...
August Wilhelm Bach1796, Oct 41832
 
18691869, Apr 15
 a German composer and organist. He is unrelated to the family of Johann Sebastian Bach. His compo...
Stephen C. Massettunknown1840
 
1869unknown
 San Francisco's first entertainer, Stephen C. Massett, was the true Bohemian type. He was an arti...
Friedrich von Flotow18121835
 
18761883
 a German composer. He is chiefly remembered for his opera Martha, which was popular in the 19th c...
Franz Liszt1811, Oct 221820
 
18851886, Jul 31
 a prolific 19th-century Hungarian composer, virtuoso pianist, conductor, music teacher, arranger,...
Eduard Lassen1830, Apr 131844
 
18881904, Jan 15
 a Belgian-Danish composer and conductor. Although of Danish birth, he spent most of his career wo...
Wilhelm Kuhe1823, Dec 101844
 
19041912, Oct 8
 a German pianist and piano teacher, composer and administrator born in the city of Prague (modern...
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