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Felix Mendelssohn
(1809-47)


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Though everything else may appear shallow and repulsive, even the smallest task in music is so absorbing, and carries us so far away from town, country, earth, and all worldly things, that it is truly a blessed gift of God.
-- Felix Mendelssohn

Ever since I began to compose, I have remained true to my starting principle: not to write a page because no matter what public, or what pretty girl wanted it to be thus or thus; but to write solely as I myself thought best, and as it gave me pleasure.
-- Felix Mendelssohn, 1843

There is one god -- Bach -- and Mendelssohn is his prophet.
-- Hector Berlioz, quoted in J H Elliot, Berlioz (1967)

A romantic who felt at ease within the mould of classicism.
-- Pablo Casals, quoted in J M Corredor, Conversations with Casals (1954)





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