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#655198 - 02/02/03 07:36 AM Mendelssohn trivia...
AndrewG Offline
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Registered: 05/26/01
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1. He and Beethoven shared the same name: Ludwig. ?

2. Of his five symphonies, only one (the "Italian") has a nickname. ?

3. In spite of his fabulous abilities as composer, conductor and performer, Mendelssohn openly admitted that he couldn't "sing a note." ?

4. By the age of 12, he had composed five symphonies for strings and two operas. ?

5. A period of nearly 60 years lapsed between the first and second complete performance of Mendelssohn's opera "The Marriage of Camacho." ?

6. He was elected an honorary member of the London Philharmonic Society. ?

7. Mendelssohn's sister, Fanny, wrote some of the Songs Without Words that were published under his name. ?

8. His famous work "Hebrides Overture" is also known by another nickname, "Finnigan's Cave." ?

9. Mendelssohn married the daughter of a French Protestant clergyman. ?

10. Mendelssohn is credited with reviving European interest in the music of J. S. Bach. ?

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#655199 - 02/02/03 10:09 AM Re: Mendelssohn trivia...
mrenaud Online   content
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1. I don't think so. His first name was Felix, AFAIK.

2. No. There's the Scottish, the Reformation and the Lobgesang (what's that in English?).

7. Yes.

10. Yes. He conducted the first performance of the St. Matthew Passion (I think) after Bach's death.

All the others I don't know.
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#655200 - 02/02/03 12:00 PM Re: Mendelssohn trivia...
RKVS1 Offline
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Registered: 07/07/01
Posts: 3192
Loc: Topeka, Kansas
7. Fanny was credited only as the lyricist?

\:D Bob

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#655201 - 02/02/03 12:01 PM Re: Mendelssohn trivia...
jazzyd Offline
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Registered: 09/16/01
Posts: 1861
Loc: United Kingdom
 Quote:
Originally posted by AndrewG:
8. His famous work "Hebrides Overture" is also known by another nickname, "Finnigan's Cave." ?
[/b]
Fingal's Cave.

David
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#655202 - 02/02/03 08:57 PM Re: Mendelssohn trivia...
magnezium Offline
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Registered: 05/26/01
Posts: 722
Loc: Singapore
Mendelssohn's full name: Jakob Ludwig[/b] Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy.

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