DID YOU KNOW...
Mendelssohn was a child prodigy. His wealthy family encouraged him and made rapid development possible.
Mendelssohn was among the first to recognize the importance of Johann Sebastian Bach, whose music he helped rediscover.
In addition to his composing and conducting, Mendelssohn found time to direct the Leipzig Conservatory, which became a leading center for musical study.
Although he belonged to the generation of German Romantics, Mendelssohn felt close ties with Classical traditions.
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