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Felix Mendelssohn

Heather Holzopfel The Understanding of Music Professor Kramer March 26, 2012 Felix Mendelssohn Felix Mendelssohn was born in Hamburg, Germany on February 3, 1809. He was one of four children, Fanny, Rebekah, and Paul were his siblings. He showed off his talent at a young age by playing the piano, violin, painting and gifted in many languages. When he moved to Berlin, Felix studied piano and composition under Ludwig Berger and Karl F. Zelter. Zelter took his 12 year old student to visit Johann...

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Felix Mendelssohn

Jakob Ludwig Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy was born on February 3, 1809, to Abraham and Lea Mendelssohn in Hamburg, Germany (Oxford Companion 1162). He was the second of four children, but he was closer to his older sister Fanny than any of his other siblings. The two of them studied music and played together for many years, and Fanny also composed. Several of the Songs Without Words were her works, published under Felix's name because of the family's feeling that it was unbecoming for a woman to engage...

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unit II part 2 chapters 28 32 2

Study Questions Unit II Part 2 (Chapters 28-29, 32) The Romantic Era Chapter 28 1) How old was Mendelssohn when he composed the Overture to a Midsummer Night’s Dream? 17 2) How does Mendelssohn tell the story of the play through music? By using melodies that can be readily associated with the play’s principal characters. 3) What is program music? Why was it important during the 19th-century? Purely instrumental work openly linked in some way to an object, story, or idea outside of the music; Artists...

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The Mendelssohn Concerto in E Minor

The Mendelssohn Concerto in E Minor: A Staple of the Violin Repertoire “I would like to compose a violin concerto for next winter. One in E minor keeps running through my head, and the opening gives me no peace,” German composer Felix Mendelssohn wrote to his friend, violinist Ferdinand David, in 1838. Mendelssohn would seek to collaborate on his last orchestral work with David, revising it painstakingly until its premiere in Leipzig in 1845. The first movement of Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto...

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Johann Sebastian Bach

his music was neglected by the public. Although a few musicians admired it, among them were Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Ludwig Van Beethoven. A revival of interest in Bach's music occurred in the mid-19th century. The German composer Felix Mendelssohn arranged a performance of the Passion of St. Matthew in 1829, which did much to awaken popular interest in Bach. The Bach Gesellschaft, formed in 1850, devoted itself assiduously to finding, editing and publishing Bach's work. ...

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sebastian bach

published during his lifetime. Still Bach's musical compositions were admired by those who followed in his footsteps, including Amadeus Mozart and Ludwig van Beethoven. His reputation received a substantial boost in 1829 when German composer Felix Mendelssohn reintroduced Bach's "Passion According to St. Matthew." Musically, Bach was a master at invoking and maintaining different emotions. He was an expert storyteller as well, often using melody to suggest actions or events. In his works, Bach drew...

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Music Comparison: Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel and Ludwig Van Beethoven

Music Comparison: Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel and Ludwig van Beethoven Inspired by Ludwig van Beethoven and the ideas of Romanticism, the new group of composers in music were born. One composer, Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel, grew to love composing music, like Beethoven. The child prodigies both delighted in learning and performing music at a young age. Hensel learned music from many different teachers, but Beethoven was taught by more known instructors. Although the two composers both lived in Germany...

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Personal Views About Franklin’s Thirteen Virtues

person, is inexcusable. In mid-nineteenth century , British Queen Victoria held a grand reception at Buckingham Palace to celebrate the distinguished German composer Felix Mendelssohn's visit. After the song "ITAR the Shields" which Signed Mendelssohn played .the Queen praise to him: "This wonderful song shows how genius you are." Mendelssohn said calmly: "No, that is the my sister Fany’s works. " Actually, Fany is an extraordinary musician. The "ITAR Shields is original from her hand. But at that time...

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Romantic Era

and art song. During this period, composers expressed artistic freedom through experimentation and creativity, through the use of adding new instruments to orchestras, new tones, and harmonies. Two composers of this era are Frederic Chopin and Felix Mendelssohn. Frederic Chopin lived between 1810-1849 and was born in Warsaw to French parents. Chopin was considered to be a child prodigy at the piano and composing music. When referring to Romantic Music, he is said to be one of the great masters. He...

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Video Report

Name Surname Professor Name Surname English number 18 July 2015 Felix Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in E minor The purpose of my paper is to incorporate facts I determine are crucial to understanding a magnificent performance mentioned above. I’m also including the background information about great performers who collaborated to create the masterpiece. My goal in this paper is to bring you to the source of my inspiration after beholding this violin concerto. To achieve this goal, I have organized...

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