Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)

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Famous Works Involving Orchestra

Overture to A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64

Fun Facts

  • Queen Victoria and Mendelssohn were good friends. She even chose his ‘Wedding March’ for her daughter’s wedding.
  • His sister, Fanny Mendelssohn also composed music. It is believed that she may have even written some of Felix’s music.
  • Mendelssohn was one of the first to use a baton while conducting. He brought the idea to Great Britain, where he visited often.

Get to know Mendelssohn in this video by Columbus Symphony Violinist Gail Sharp!

Upcoming Columbus Symphony Concerts Featuring Mendelssohn’s Music

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