February 3, 2019 is the 210th anniversary of the birth of Felix Mendelssohn - German composer, pianist, conductor, teacher

Felix Mendelssohn – the outstanding composer, author of the famous "Wedding March", who also became famous as a pianist, vocalist, teacher and conductor. He is considered the major representative of the romantic trend in classical music. Besides, Mendelssohn founded the Leipzig Conservatory and became its first director.

Not many composers can boast such a landmark and recognizable work as Mendelssohn’s “Wedding March”. If one can roughly calculate how many times it has been performed for all the time in different parts of the world, it will became evident that no other masterpiece of classical music can beat this record. It is worth noting that “Wedding March” is not an independent work, but only part of the music for the comedy “A Midsummer Night's Dream” by Shakespeare's play

We have prepared the musical selection compiled of Felix Mendelssohn compositions recorded from the music media that are stored in the Museum Collection fund.

Biography of the composer in the section "AUTHORS".