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Felix Mendelssohn

Felix MendelssohnFELIX MENDELSSOHN (1809 – 1847) is regarded by classical music aficionados and critics alike as one of the most prolific and gifted composers the world has ever known. There are few who never have heard his “Wedding March” from A Midsummer Night’s Dream, which has accompanied many brides down the aisle.

Whether his incredible talent was a gift of nature or the product of an artistically and intellectually inclined family will remain a mystery, but like all prodigies, Mendelssohn showed signs of true genius from childhood. Regarded by some critics as the 19th century equivalent of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and others as a great composer who’s contribution would have been greater had his life been marred with more hardships, Mendelssohn deserves his place among the best and most influential.

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