February 3rd, 2019 marks the 210th birthday of German composer Jakob Ludwig Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, commonly known as Felix Mendelssohn.
Mendelssohn began composing early in his life (around age 11), partly due to his advanced talent and partly due to his supportive parents providing him with the finest musical training. By the age of 15, Mendelssohn had composed several pieces including five concertos, some little operas and a dozen symphonies. One of Mendelssohn's most celebrated masterpieces Overture to A Midsummer Night’s Dream, was composed in 1826. This and many of Mendelssohn's other Romantic works are available in the MPAL collection on LP and CD.
Please see the links in the left and right columns for more information about Felix Mendelssohn at the Music and Performing Arts Library.