Felix Mendelssohn: The life of a musical genius.

  • Hello World!

    Hello World!
    I was born on Feb 3rd 1809 in Hamburg, Germany. My Parents were Leah Salomon and Abraham Mendelssohn. (cc) Jessica N. Diamond
  • Moving time!

    Moving time!
    My family and I picked up and moved from Hamburg to Berlin. My family changed thier name to Bartholdy, but I refused and kept my name Mendelssohn. (cc) Skrewtape
  • My Talented Teachers!

    My Talented Teachers!
    While in Berin, I studied piano under Ludwig Berger. I also studied composition with Karl. F. Zelter. (cc) Now I'm Always Smiling
  • My First Recital

    My First Recital
    My very first recital! I played both piano and violin at this public show. (cc) MaltaGirl
  • Paris Bound!

    Paris Bound!
    I took a "vacation" to Paris, France with my sister Franny so I could study the great works of Bach and Mozart! This inspired me to compose my own music. (cc) Alberto OG
  • The Big Times!

    The Big Times!
    I have finally made it big. This is the first time my work has been presented to the public. It was my op. 1, a Piano Quartet in C Minor. (cc)http://rds.yahoo.com/_ylt=A0WTefiN1h1LxMsAL4.jzbkF/SIG=13gs4ejh5/EXP=1260333069/**http%3A//www.towercodes.com/uploads/20080109/20080109_73413460_e148fbf066_1199895587639130.jpg
  • My Big Break!!

    My Big Break!!
    At age 16, I composed my Octet for Strings in E flat major. People said it wasn't good because of my age (this made me really happy) but because of my resourceful interplay between two string quartets. (cc) jordanfischer
  • Man, I love College!

    Man, I love College!
    I started my studies at Berlin University. During these times, I created and performed some of my best and most difficult work. (cc)timetrax23
  • Thank you Berlin!

    Thank you Berlin!
    I conducted my first and only opera, Die Hochzeit des Camacho ( The Marriage of Camacho ), in Berlin to day. This opera was based on Don Quixote by Cervantes. Peoples called this my freshest and most original work ever, (cc) TheGiantVermin
  • Bringing Bach Back From the Dead

    Bringing Bach Back  From the Dead
    Wow! What a big night! Today I conducted the Singakademie in the first complete performance of Johann Sebastian Bach's St. Matthew Passion since Bach's death. It was a huge success. This began a wave of popularity and the revival of Bach's work. (cc) Robert Scarth
  • Graduation!

    I finish my years at B.U. By then I had decided to choose music as my offical profession. (cc)KDDesigners.com
  • Wedding March!

    Wedding March!
    I wrote this piece for my music with Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream". I made it for pipe organs, but it can also be used for piano. A little birdy told me that today, it is popularly used in English speaking weddings. (cc)Wedding Photography by Jon Day
  • My New Job!

    My New Job!
    The Academy of Arts in Berlin offered me a job. I'm there new music director, and I'm ready to teach young people about music. (cc)nathanrussell
  • I died!

    I died!
    These were caused by great grief and distress felt after my sister's death. I was 37 when I died. (cc)http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/d2/Felixmendelssohngrave.jpg