QUIZ: The basics you should know about Mendelssohn. How well do you know him?
Hailed in his own time as the "Second Mozart", Felix Mendelssohn was a child prodigy, virtuoso pianist and great composer. Here are some of the most important facts you should know about him!
Feb 3, 2020 • 9 questions
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QWhat is the reason why the Wedding March from A Midsummer Night’s Dream Opus 21 is such an iconic piece to be played in weddings to this day?
QMendelssohn's sister was also an extremely talented pianist, but her father didn't deem it "proper" for a woman to have a career as a musician. What was her name?
QMendelssohn was born into a wealthy family and traveled a lot during his life. Which country was his favorite?
QBesides being a renowned pianist, he was also a virtuoso in which instrument?
QThis beautiful piece is one of the most famous pieces from his books entitled...
QIn 1828, Mendelssohn organized and conducted a historical concert to revive the music of J.S.Bach. Which piece did he conduct at that event?
QHow many solo piano concertos did he write (and were published in his lifetime)?
QMendelssohn had a hobby which he took very seriously and was very proud of. Which one was it?
QMendelssohn died at the age of 38 years old and once described death as a place "where it is to be hoped there is still music, but no more sorrow or partings". What was the cause of his death?