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{ Felix Mendelssohn By Maddie Hatton Slide 2 Felix Mendelssohn was born on February 2, 1809 in Hamburg. Felix Mendelssohn was born on February 2, 1809 in Hamburg. He grew up with a wealthy family but was raised protestant. His parents were Abraham Mendelssohn and Lea Salomon. He grew up with a wealthy family but was raised protestant. His parents were Abraham Mendelssohn and Lea Salomon. He grew up with three siblings but was closest to his older sister Fanny. He grew up with three siblings but was closest to his older sister Fanny. Childhood Slide 3 Fanny was also a composer. She gave Felix piano lessons. Fanny had taken lessons from their mother. Fanny was also a composer. She gave Felix piano lessons. Fanny had taken lessons from their mother. It is said that he was a genius and one of the most gifted musicians in the world. It is said that he was a genius and one of the most gifted musicians in the world. Biography Slide 4 On March 28, 1837 he married Ccile Jeanrenaud who was ten years younger than he was. On March 28, 1837 he married Ccile Jeanrenaud who was ten years younger than he was. Felix and Ccile Mendelssohn had 5 children. Their names were Carl, Marie, Paul, Lilli, and Felix. Felix and Ccile Mendelssohn had 5 children. Their names were Carl, Marie, Paul, Lilli, and Felix. Marriage Slide 5 Felix was popular in the early Romantic period. Felix was popular in the early Romantic period. He played the violin and the piano He played the violin and the piano He started taking lessons at age 4 from Fanny. He started taking lessons at age 4 from Fanny. By age 9, he was performing for people. By age 9, he was performing for people. Age 12 he had written a piano quartet Age 12 he had written a piano quartet When he was 14, he had his own private orchestra. When he was 14, he had his own private orchestra. At 16 he produced his first materpiece called octet for strings. When he was 17, Felix produced his second masterpiece called A Midsummer Nights Dream. This masterpiece featured a song that is still played today at several weddings; The Wedding March. At 16 he produced his first materpiece called octet for strings. When he was 17, Felix produced his second masterpiece called A Midsummer Nights Dream. This masterpiece featured a song that is still played today at several weddings; The Wedding March. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7_m1om82o4 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7_m1om82o4 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7_m1om82o4 Popular Work Slide 6 Felix is heard by many people still today. We are just unfamiliar with his name. Felix is heard by many people still today. We are just unfamiliar with his name. Many, many brides walk down the aisle to the Wedding March. Many, many brides walk down the aisle to the Wedding March. The composers Bach and Mozart inspired Felix. The composers Bach and Mozart inspired Felix. Unknown Composer Slide 7 In 1847 Fanny grew ill after her tour. In 1847 Fanny grew ill after her tour. Felix had been suffering from strokes at the same time. Felix had been suffering from strokes at the same time. After Fanny died, Felix died from a stroke 6 months later. After Fanny died, Felix died from a stroke 6 months later. It is said that Felix died from being depressed due to Fannys death. It is said that Felix died from being depressed due to Fannys death. Death Slide 8 http://www.felixmendelssohn.com/ http://www.felixmendelssohn.com/ http://www.felixmendelssohn.com/ http://composers.ardenasplace.com/fanny.htm http://composers.ardenasplace.com/fanny.htm http://composers.ardenasplace.com/fanny.htm http://www.notablebiographies.com/Ma- Mo/Mendelssohn-Felix.html http://www.notablebiographies.com/Ma- Mo/Mendelssohn-Felix.html http://www.notablebiographies.com/Ma- Mo/Mendelssohn-Felix.html http://www.notablebiographies.com/Ma- Mo/Mendelssohn-Felix.html http://www.felixmendelssohn.com/ http://www.felixmendelssohn.com/ http://www.felixmendelssohn.com/ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7_m1om82 o4 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7_m1om82 o4 Sources