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Guardian

March 8

A Fanny Mendelssohn masterpiece finally gets its due

GuardianLost for 150 years – and mistaken for her brother’s after that – some of Fanny Mendelssohn’s bold, complex music is belatedly receiving the attention it merits. Her great-great-great granddaughter tells the story It’s unusual to have five Twitter accounts. Especially if you’ve been dead for 170 years. But my great-great-great grandmother, Fanny Mendelssohn, was an unusual woman, and even today she inspires extraordinary passions. In her lifetime, despite a crooked back and thick spectacles, she was adored for her musicality and warmth, but feared for her fierce intellect (so unfeminine!) and general intolerance of amateurism.Fanny was three years older than her brother Felix, and, until he was 20 and she 23, they were inseparable. They learned composition together, showed each other their work before anybody else, and only trusted each other’s opinions. Continue reading...

All the conducting master class

March 22

The EUROPEAN CONDUCTING ACADEMY announces “The German Sound: Weber, Mendelssohn, Brahms” a Conducting Master Class with Maestro Lior Shambadal (Chief Conductor of the Berliner Symphoniker), Maestro Romolo Gessi (Principal Guest Conductor of the Philharmonia Veneta Orchestra), and the Philharmonia Veneta Orchestra. 2017 May 4 – 7

The EUROPEAN CONDUCTING ACADEMY announces “The German Sound: Weber, Mendelssohn, Brahms” a Conducting Master Class with Maestro Lior Shambadal (Chief Conductor of the Berliner Symphoniker), Maestro Romolo Gessi (Principal Guest Conductor of the Philharmonia Veneta Orchestra), and the Philharmonia Veneta Orchestra. 2017 May 4 – 7. Optional introductory lessons: 2017 April 22 -23. The course will be […]






Felix Mendelssohn
(1809 – 1847)

Felix Mendelssohn (3 February 1809 - 4 November 1847) was a German composer, pianist, organist and conductor of the early Romantic period. Felix Mendelssohn was recognised early as a musical prodigy, but his parents were cautious and did not seek to capitalise on his abilities. Early success in Germany, where he also revived interest in the music of Johann Sebastian Bach, was followed by travel throughout Europe. Mendelssohn was particularly well-received in Britain as a composer, conductor and soloist. His essentially conservative musical tastes however set him apart from many of his more adventurous musical contemporaries such as Franz Liszt, Richard Wagner and Hector Berlioz. The Leipzig Conservatoire which he founded, became a bastion of this anti-radical outlook. Mendelssohn's work includes symphonies, concerti, oratorios, piano music and chamber music. His most-performed works include his Overture and incidental music for A Midsummer Night's Dream, the Italian Symphony, the Scottish Symphony, the Hebrides Overture, his Violin Concerto, and his String Octet. After a long period of relative denigration due to changing musical tastes and anti-Semitism in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, his creative originality has now been recognised and re-evaluated. He is now among the most popular composers of the Romantic era.



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