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Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy

Data de nascimento: 3. Fevereiro 1809
Data de falecimento: 4. Novembro 1847

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Jakob Ludwig Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, conhecido como Felix Mendelssohn , foi um compositor, pianista e maestro alemão do início do período romântico. Algumas das suas mais conhecidas obras são a suíte Sonho de uma Noite de Verão , dois concertos para piano, o concerto para violino, cerca de 100 Lieder, e os oratórios São Paulo e Elijah entre outros.

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„And do you agree with me, that the first condition of an artist should be to bear respect towards what is great, and to bow to it and acknowledge it, and not attempt to extinguish great flames for the sake of making his own rushlight burn more brightly?“

— Felix Mendelssohn
Letter to Wilhelm Taubert, August 27, 1831, cited from Reisebriefe von Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy: Aus den Jahren 1830 bis 1832 (Leipzig: Hermann Mendelssohn, 1862) p. 256; translation from Emil Naumann (trans. F. Praeger) The History of Music (London: Cassell, 1886) vol. 2, p. 1052-53.

„I dislike many-sidedness, which, moreover, I rather think I do not much believe in. Anything that aspires to be distinguished, or beautiful, or really great, must be one-sided.“

— Felix Mendelssohn
Letter to his parents, June 6, 1831, cited from Reisebriefe von Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy: Aus den Jahren 1830 bis 1832 (Leipzig: Hermann Mendelssohn, 1862) p. 157; translation from Lady Wallace (trans.) Letters from Italy and Switzerland (Philadelphia: Frederick Leypoldt, 1863)