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Felix Mendelssohn

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  2. 2. Outline• 1) Where is Felix Mendelssohn from? • 2) When were Felix Mendelssohn was born? • 3) Where did Felix Mendelssohn study ? • 4) What instrument did Felix Mendelssohn play? • 5) What was Felix Mendelssohn famous musical work?
  3. 3. Timeline180 1811 1817 1820 18269Born His family Talented “Vacation" at Study at3rd of migrated in Teachers! Paris. BerlinFebruary to Berlin 26 Feb Inspired by University. Mozart and During this Bach to he created compose own & music. performed 17 Apr some best and most difficult work.Click Click Click Click 12 Aug
  4. 4. 1829 1837 1842-43 , 1845 1847Graduate He marries Wedding The 4 Novfrom Cécile March Academy Leipzig,Berlins Jeanrenaud Midsummer of Arts in GermanyUniversity. March 28 Nights Berlin25 May. Dream” offered a job, music director. 1 Dec Click Click Click
  5. 5. When were FelixMendelssohn was born?Birthplace: Hamburg, Germany-He was name Felix which means the  “happy one”.*German composer, was born in  Hamburg on the 3rd of February  1809.Felix Mendelssohn was born  into a prominent Jewish family,  although initially he was raised  without religion and was later  baptized as a Lutheran Christian. *Mendelssohn was the second of four  children; his older sister Fanny also  displayed exceptional and precocious  musical talent.
  6. 6. Where is Felix Mendelssohn from?Nationality: Germany German composer,  pianist,organist and conductor of  the early Romantic period. In  consequence of the troubles caused  by the French occupation of  Hamburg, His family migrated in  1811 to Berlin were he grew up. 
  7. 7. Where did FelixMendelssohn study ? Their first instruction in music from their mother when he was six, piano  lessons, under whose care they progressed so rapidly that their  exceptional talent soon became apparent.  Their next teacher was Madame Bigot, who, during the temporary  residence of the family in Paris in 1816, gave them valuable instruction. On their return to Berlin they took lessons in thoroughbass and composition  from  Carl Friedrich Zelter. In pianoforte-playing from Ludwig Berger,  In violin-playing from Henning -- the care of their general education being  entrusted to the father of the novelist Paul von Heyse.  Look to Mozart and Bach to study 
  8. 8. What instrument did Felix Mendelssohn play?• Mainly piano but also  played organ , violin, viola  and cello. Was fully  conversant with all  orchestral instruments  though as he composed  many pieces for full  orchestras. When  performing. however, the  pianoforte was his chosen  instrument. Fanny y Felix Mendelssohn
  9. 9. Famous musical work?• Popular Sheet Music: Wedding March Midsummer Nights Dream• He composed many notable pieces during his time in this world. If you have ever been to a wedding, you have most likely heard his ever- popular Wedding March during the recessional. He loved to compose beautiful music. Another famous piece is his A Midsummer Nights Dream. Two of his symphonies have grown to into very worthy pieces. These were called his Italian and Scotch symphonies. His greatest solo piece, without any doubt, is his Violin Concerto in e minor.
  10. 10. • Mendelssohn was a fine and enthusiastic artist in pencil and watercolour, a skill which he used throughout his life for his own amusement and that of his friends. His enormous correspondence shows that he could also be a witty writer in German and English – sometimes accompanied by humorous sketches and cartoons in the text. View of Lucerne – watercolour by Mendelssohn, 1847Mendelssohn …
  11. 11. Jakob Ludwig Felix Mendelssohn- BartholdyFather: Abraham Mendelssohn (die 1835)Wife: Cécile Jeanrenaud; they became engaged and were married onMarch 28, 1837Mother: Lea Salomon Mendelssohn (die 1842)Sister: Fanny (die 1847)
  12. 12. Died: November 4,1847  Leipzig, Germany  [37 years ] by a Stroke Buried, Dreifaltigkeitsfriedhof, Berlin, Germany
  13. 13. bibliography- NNDB. "Felix Mendelssohn." Felix Mendelssohn. Tracking theEntire World, n.d. Web. 19 Nov. 2012.<http://www.nndb.com/people/266/000092987/>.- The Music Chamber." ThinkQuest. Oracle Foundation, n.d. Web. 19Nov. 2012.<http://library.thinkquest.org/27110/noframes/composers/mendelssohn.html>.