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Mendelssohn [With 2 CDs]

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Mendelssohn is one of the world's best-loved composers. His greatest music The Hebrides, the Violin Concerto, the 'Italian' Symphony is a cornerstone of the classical repertoire, while the 'Wedding March' from his incidental music to A Midsummer Night's Dream has been the soundtrack to the happiest moments of millions of lives. The most astonishing child genius in the hist ...more
Paperback, 230 pages
Published October 1st 2008 by Naxos of America
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Bill Hall
This is an interesting biography of the famous composer and conductor. A most interesting aspect is the inclusion of recordings of some of his best known works. In the eBook version the recordings are embedded in the text. That's one reason I chose the volume.

I would not say that the biography is scholarly or an in depth account of Mendelssohn's life or his music. But it would serve as a good introduction, especially for young readers.
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