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University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

MPAL Exhibits 2018-2019: Felix Mendelssohn's 210th Birthday

Documents exhibits at the Music and Performing Arts Library during the 2018-2019 academic year.

About Felix Mendelssohn

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.

Pictures from the Felix Mendelssohn Exhibit

Items in collection