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Encyclopedia > Felix Mendelssohn College of Music and Theatre

The Felix Mendelssohn College of Music and Theatre, located in Leipzig, Germany was founded by Felix Mendelssohn in 1843 as the Leipzig Conservatory (he acted as its first director); it was the first German Conservatory. (help· info) [] (Sorbian/Lusatian: Lipsk) is the largest city in the Federal State (Bundesland) of Saxony in Germany. ... Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy at the age of thirty Jakob Ludwig Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, known generally as Felix Mendelssohn (February 3, 1809 – November 4, 1847) was a German composer of the early Romantic period. ... 1843 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ...


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Felix Mendelssohn (3211 words)
German composer, grandson of Moses Mendelssohn, was born in Hamburg on the 3rd of February 1809.
His influence produced as excellent effect upon the church music and in the concert-room; but his relations with the management of the theater were not altogether pleasant; and it was probably this circumstance which first led him to forsake the cultivation of the opera for that of sacred music.
Mendelssohn's influence on the early career of Joseph Joachim is, next to his work in the rediscovery of Bach, his greatest bequest to later musical history.
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