Felix Mendelssohn

Biography

Born: Feb 3, 1809; Germany   Died: Nov 4, 1847; Germany   Period: Romantic
Far from the troubled, coarse libertine that has become an archetype of the Romantic composer, Felix Mendelssohn was something of an anomaly among his contemporaries. His own situation -- one largely of domestic tranquility and unhindered career fulfillment -- stands in stark contrast to the personal Sturm und Drang familiar to his peers. Mendelssohn was the only musical prodigy of the nineteenth century whose stature could rival that of Mozart. Read more Still, his parents resisted any entrepreneurial impulses and spared young Felix the strange, grueling lifestyle that was the lot of many child prodigies. He and his sister Fanny were given piano lessons, and he also studied violin, and both joined the Berlin Singakademie. Carl Friedrich Zelter, director of the Singakademie, became Mendelssohn's first composition instructor. Even in his youth, Mendelssohn moved with natural grace among the circles of influence in society, politics, literature, and art. Although he did spend some time at the University of Berlin, most of his education was received through friendships and travel. Mendelssohn's advocacy was the single most important factor in the revival of Bach's vocal music in the nineteenth century, most famously realized in the 1829 performance of the St. Matthew Passion at the Berlin Singakadamie. He did some touring as a pianist with Ignaz Moscheles, then took the position as music director in Düsseldorf from 1833 to 1835, which involved conducting both the choral and orchestral societies, preparing music for church services and later, becoming intendant for the new theatre. Tension with the theater owner caused him to resign some of his duties, and he began looking for a new post. In 1835, Mendelssohn became municipal music director in Leipzig, where he also would conduct the Gewandhaus Orchestra. He would raise the level of the still-thriving ensemble to a new standard of excellence. In 1838, he married Cécile Jeanrenaud, enjoying an idyllic marriage and family life that was quite unlike the stormy romantic entanglements which profoundly affected such composers as Berlioz, Chopin, and Liszt. He was in demand as a conductor, spent some time as royal composer and music director in Berlin, but remained committed to musical life in Leipzig. He was even able to establish a new conservatory in the city, which is still a well-respected institution.
Mendelssohn was a true Renaissance man. A talented visual artist, he was a refined connoisseur of literature and philosophy. While Mendelssohn's name rarely arises in discussions of the nineteenth century vanguard, the intrinsic importance of his music is undeniable. A distinct personality emerges at once in its exceptional formal sophistication, its singular melodic sense, and its colorful, masterful deployment of the instrumental forces at hand. A true apotheosis of life, Mendelssohn's music absolutely overflows with energy, ebullience, drama, and invention, as evidenced in his most enduring works: the incidental music to A Midsummer Night's Dream (1826-1842); the Hebrides Overture (1830); the Songs Without Words (1830-1845); the Symphonies No. 3 (1841-1842) and No. 4 (1833); and the Violin Concerto in E minor (1844). While the sunny disposition of so many of Mendelssohn's works has led some to view the composer as possessing great talent but little depth, his religious compositions -- particularly the great oratorios Paulus (1836) and Elijah (1846) -- reflect the complexity and deeply spiritual basis of his personality. Read less
Mendelssohn: The Piano Trios / Sitkovetsky Trio
Release Date: 07/10/2015   Label: Bis  
Catalog: 2109   Number of Discs: 1
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Mendelssohn: Complete String Quartets / Pacifica Quartet
Release Date: 04/26/2005   Label: Cedille Records  
Catalog: 82   Number of Discs: 3
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Mendelssohn: Violin Concertos; Romances / Rachel Barton Pine
Release Date: 09/24/2013   Label: Cedille Records  
Catalog: 144   Number of Discs: 1
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Liszt, Reubke, Mendelssohn: Organ Works
Release Date: 05/12/2015   Label: King's College Choir  
Catalog: 10   Number of Discs: 1
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Mendelssohn: Double Concerto, Octet / Tognetti, Leschenko, Australian Chamber Orchestra
Release Date: 03/26/2013   Label: Bis  
Catalog: 1984   Number of Discs: 1
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Work: Concerto for Violin in E minor, Op. 64

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    Mendelssohn: Violin Concertos; Romances / Rachel Barton Pine
    Label: Cedille Records   Catalog: 144 Release Date: 09/24/2013   Number of Discs: 1
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    Bruno Walter - The Edition
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    Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto In E Minor, Op. 64; Symphony No. 4 In A Major, Op. 90 'italian'
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    The Art Of The Violin
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    Mendelssohn: Violin Concertos, Violin Sonata In F Minor / Tianwa Yang
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    Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto; Bruch: Violin Concertos Nos. 1 & 2
    Label: Warner Classics   Catalog: 332922 Release Date: 02/26/2013   Number of Discs: 1
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    Mendelssohn: Violin Concertos / Tianwa Yang
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 8572662 Release Date: 02/26/2013   Number of Discs: 1
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    Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto; Mozart: Violin Concerto No. 3; Beethoven: Two Romances
    Label: Testament   Catalog: 1483 Release Date: 02/12/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Felix Mendelssohn,  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,  Ludwig van Beethoven
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    Bruch, Mendelssohn: Violin Concertos / Laredo, Scottish Co
    Label: Regis   Catalog: 1152 Release Date: 01/29/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Max Bruch,  Felix Mendelssohn
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    Mendelssohn, Paganini: Violin Concertos / Ughi, Pretre LSO
    Label: Rca   Catalog: 62788 Release Date: 01/18/2013   Number of Discs: 1
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    Label: Bis   Catalog: 2002 Release Date: 10/30/2012   Number of Discs: 11
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    Mendelssohn: Violin Concertos / Ibragimova, Jurowski, Orchestra Of The Age Of Enlightenment
    Label: Hyperion   Catalog: 67795 Release Date: 10/09/2012   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Felix Mendelssohn
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    Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto; Symphony No. 4 'italian'
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 001706902 Release Date: 07/24/2012   Number of Discs: 1
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    Label: Berlin Classics   Catalog: 300341 Release Date: 07/10/2012   Number of Discs: 2
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    Charles Munch Conducts Romantic Masterworks
    Label: Rca   Catalog: 826732 Release Date: 06/12/2012   Number of Discs: 8
    Composer:  Franz Schubert,  Felix Mendelssohn,  Johannes Brahms,  Robert Schumann
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    San Francisco Symphony At 100
    Label: San Francisco Symphony   Catalog: 52 Release Date: 06/12/2012   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Aaron Copland,  Felix Mendelssohn,  Benjamin Britten
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Felix Mendelssohn


WORKS
Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in E minor, Op.64 - 1. Allegro molto appassionato
Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in E minor, Op.64 - 2. Andante
Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in E minor, Op.64 - 3. Allegro non troppo - Allegro molto vivace
Mendelssohn: Symphony No.4 In A Major, Op.90, MWV N 16 - "Italian" - 1. Allegro vivace
Mendelssohn: Symphony No.4 In A Major, Op.90, MWV N 16 - "Italian" - 2. Andante con moto
Mendelssohn: Symphony No.4 In A Major, Op.90, MWV N 16 - "Italian" - 3. Con moto moderato
Mendelssohn: Symphony No.4 In A Major, Op.90, MWV N 16 - "Italian" - 4. Saltarello (Presto)
Mendelssohn: Symphony No.3 in A minor, Op.56 - "Scottish" - 1. Andante con moto - Allegro un poco agitato - Assai animato - Andante come prima
Mendelssohn: Symphony No.3 in A minor, Op.56 - "Scottish" - 2. Vivace non troppo
Mendelssohn: Symphony No.3 in A minor, Op.56 - "Scottish" - 3. Adagio
Mendelssohn: Symphony No.3 in A minor, Op.56 - "Scottish" - 4. Allegro vivacissimo - Allegro maestoso assai
Mendelssohn: Octet in E flat, Op.20 - 1. Allegro moderato, ma con fuoco
Mendelssohn: Octet in E flat, Op.20 - 2. Andante
Mendelssohn: Octet in E flat, Op.20 - 3. Scherzo (Allegro leggierissimo)
Mendelssohn: Octet in E flat, Op.20 - 4. Presto