Category Archives: Felix Mendelssohn

Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy- BBC Documentary

Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy- BBC Documentary

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Felix Mendelssohn – A Midsummer Night’s Dream Overture – Roll recording C.1908

Felix Mendelssohn – A Midsummer Night’s Dream Overture – Roll recording C.1908 This is charming! It has a good sound for an antique too. Here is one of Mendelssohn’s best known works which was played and recorded on a piano … Continue reading

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Felix Mendelssohn, artist

Felix Mendelssohn, artist Felix Mendelssohn wasn’t just a musical genius, oh no..he was an artist as well! Some people are just that talented.. If all the music he wrote wasn’t enough- he produced over 300 artworks! Just look at this … Continue reading

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Fingal’s Cave- music and poetry

Fingal’s Cave- music and poetry Fingal’s Cave is a magical cave on the uninhabited island of Staffa in the Inner Hebrides. It sits amongst the Sea and has natural acoustics, caused by echoes of waves; this gives it the atmosphere … Continue reading

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Child Prodigy Meets Great Master: Mendelssohn & Goethe

Child Prodigy Meets Great Master: Mendelssohn & Goethe. Dr Dick’s Mendelssohn’s World. In November, when Mendelssohn was 12, Zelter his composition teacher took him to meet the poet, Goethe (pronounced GER-teh), who was a friend of his. It’s difficult to … Continue reading

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Felix Mendelssohn – Concerto for Violin, Piano and Orchestra, period performance

Felix Mendelssohn – Concerto for Violin, Piano and Orchestra, period performance. Concerto for Violin, Piano and Orchestra in d-minor (1823), MWV 04. Freiburger Barockorchester, on period instruments. Gottfried von der Goltz, violin and direction. Kristian Bezuidenhout, fortepiano. Composed by F. … Continue reading

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