Feliz Mendelssohn

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Felix Mendelssohn
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By Maddie Hatton
Felix Mendelssohn was born on February 2, 1809 in
Hamburg.
 He grew up with a wealthy family but was raised
protestant. His parents were Abraham Mendelssohn and
Lea Salomon.
 He grew up with three siblings but was closest to his
older sister Fanny.
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Childhood
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He grew up with three siblings but was
closest to his older sister Fanny.
Fanny was also a composer. She gave Felix
piano lessons. Fanny had taken lessons from
their mother.
It is said that he was a genius and one of the
most gifted musicians in the world.
Biography
On March 28, 1837 he married Cécile Jeanrenaud
who was ten years younger than he was.
 Felix and Cécile Mendelssohn had 5 children.
Their names were Carl, Marie, Paul, Lilli, and
Felix.
Marriage
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Felix was popular in the early Romantic period.
He played the violin and the piano
He started taking lessons at age 4 from Fanny.
By age 9, he was performing for people.
Age 12 he had written a piano quartet
When he was 14, he had his own private orchestra.
At 16 he produced his first materpiece called octet
for strings. When he was 17, Felix produced his
second masterpiece called A Midsummer Night’s
Dream. This masterpiece featured a song that is still
played today at several weddings; The Wedding
March.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7_m1om82o4
Popular Work
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Felix is heard by many people still today. We
are just unfamiliar with his name.
Many, many brides walk down the aisle to the
Wedding March.
The composers Bach and Mozart inspired Felix.
Unknown Composer
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In 1847 Fanny grew ill after her tour.
Felix had been suffering from strokes at the
same time.
After Fanny died, Felix died from a stroke 6
months later.
It is said that Felix died from being depressed
due to Fanny’s death.
Death
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http://www.felixmendelssohn.com/
http://composers.ardenasplace.com/fanny.htm
http://www.notablebiographies.com/MaMo/Mendelssohn-Felix.html
http://www.felixmendelssohn.com/
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7_m1om82
o4
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