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Mendelssohn showed his strong musical talent at an early age.
He began composing at 11 and wrote his first masterpiece by 16. Mendelssohn's styling was based on Classical models but was also influenced by Romanticism, which lifted his work above the traditional.
After holding the position of music director of Dusseldorf, Mendelssohn accepted a similar calling in Leipzig. Here he used his talent to bring the Gewandhaus Orchestra to such heights that Leipzig became the musical capital of Germany.
|Nocturne from a Midsummer Night's Dream - 5:41|
|Con moto moderato from Symphony No. 4 "Italian" in A - 6:30|
|Andante from Symphony No. 5 "Reformation" - 3:30|
|Menuetto from Symphony No. 1 in C minor - 6:22|
|Andante (excerpt) from Violin Concerto in E minor - 4:31|
|Overture "The Hebrides" (expert) - 4:59|
|Menuetto-Trio from Sinfonia No. 8 in D for Strings - 5:21|
|Adagio from Symphony No. 3 "Scottish" in A minor - 9:01|
|Adagio Religioso from Symphony No. 2 (Hymn of Praise) - 7:22|