Felix Mendelssohn was the grandson of Moses Mendelssohn, one of the great Jewish philosophers in Age of Enlightenment. Felix became a remarkable composer who, unfortunately, lived a very short life. However, he did leave us a legacy of some great music that describes a variety of situations – scenes of nature, the beauty of Italy and Scotland, and plays by Shakespeare. How can we even think of having a wedding without listening to Mendelssohn?
Also in the series:
Europe To America: How Jewish Emigres Influenced American Movie & Popular Music – Tuesday, April 6 @ 3:00-4:15pm