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Felix Mendelssohn

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Rachel R.

on 15 December 2010

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Felix Mendelssohn's Violin Concertos By: Rachel Facts He was born on Febuary 3rd, 1809 in Hamburg Germany
He started composing piceses at the age of 11 Mendelssohn sadly died November 4th, 1847 only at the age of 38 after a series of strokes Felix Mendelssohn's Violin Concertos Felix Mendelssohn's vilon concerto- E minor Op.46- was his last large orchestra pieces. It is been said that is the most well known and most frequently played violin concerto ever.

Mendelssohn proposed the idea of writting a viloin concerto to his good friend and concertmaster of the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra. They agreed, although it took alot of work. Mendelssohn started in 1838 and took six whole years to complete, and it premiered in 1845. He often corresponed with David for advice on the concerto.

Concertos have three "movements" as they call them. The one in Mendelssohn's were a fast-slow-fast struture. It follows the traditional form of all the concertos. What is a Violin Concerto? A violin concerto is a concerto-A composition for an orchestra and one or more solo instruments, typically in three movements- for a solo violin, or on occation two or three. They were first written in the Baroque period when the solo concerto form was first developing. Bibliography:
Websites- http://www.answers.com/topic/violin-concerto-1 http://www.answers.com/topic/violin-concerto-mendelssohn http://www.answers.com/topic/felix-mendelssohn http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/87/Mendelssohn_Bartholdy.jpg Pictures- Even today Mendelssohn's violin concerto is known to be one of the best ever written of all time and remains very popular even in modern day. It has developed the reputation of being an essential to learn and master for professonal violinists. Violin Concerto in Mordern Day
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