February 3, 1809
- November 4, 1847
Felix Mendelssohn was a German pianist, organist, and conductor who was an important composer of the early Romantic period. Often disapproving of the adventuresome works of his contemporaries, Mendelssohn was a relatively conservative composer.
Mendelssohn’s compositional style inspired Sergei Rachmaninoff
to compose the paraphrase, Scherzo from the Incidental Music to Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream