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Music: Felix Mendelssohn

Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy (3 February 1809 - 4 November 1847) was an early German Romantic composer.

He wrote one of the two most famous pieces of wedding music ever, originally as incidental music for a production of A Midsummer Night's Dream. Other well-known works include the Christmas Carol "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing", "War March of the Priests" (which was played in the opening of The Abominable Dr. Phibes), the "Hebrides Overture" (also known as "Fingal's Cave"), "Spring Song", and the Violin Concerto in E minor.

Tropes present in Mendelssohn's life and works:

  • Ambiguously Jewish: Not ambiguous enough for 19th century Germany, though. Yes, Mendelssohn was ethnically Jewish, but he was raised without religion and later became Lutheran. He was still the victim of antisemitism, though, and his music was banned by the Nazis.
  • Child Prodigy: Gave his first public concert at nine years old.
  • Lohengrin and Mendelssohn: Half-Trope Namer.

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Gustav MahlerComposersModest Mussorgsky
Karl MayHistorical-Domain CharacterMao Zedong

alternative title(s): Felix Mendelssohn
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