Felix Mendelssohn

Felix Mendelssohn
Born: 1809
Died: 1847

Mendelssohn is one of the 'Sunshine Composers' who, like Rossini and Saint-Saëns, wrote effortless, life-enhancing, optimistic music. 'Felix' is the Latin for 'happy' an auspicious choice for it reflects the character of the man and his music. 

Explore Mendelssohn's life and music...

Inside Mendelssohn’s Symphony No 3, ‘Scottish’

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Top 10 Mendelssohn recordings

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