Need help with my writing homework on Felix Mendelssohn. Write a 1250 word paper answering; Born on 3rd February 1809, in Hamburg which was by then an independent city-state, Felix Mendelssohn is considered among the best composers in the world has ever seen (Hensel 34). His father, Abraham Mendelssohn was a banker, and his mother while else his mother was a member of the Itzig family. Her mother, Lea Solomon, was a sister to Jacob Solomon Barthday. Felix Mendelssohn married the daughter of a clergyman, Cécile Charlotte Sophie Jeanrenaud, on the 28th of March 1837. Although the couple had 5 children, there was an unfortunate demise that claimed the life of the second youngest child, August, in 1851. August had had his health significantly impaired by measles he had contracted seven years earlier.
This composer was the second of four children and the family was basically a musical family. His elder sister, Fanny, actually, depicted a certain type of prowess in music that only the greatest composers had seen. Nonetheless, this paper will be profiling Felix Mendelssohn.
When Felix Mendelssohn was born, his family moved to Berlin. This was in 1811. The reason behind this was not honorable, though, they were leaving in disguise as they feared the French would revenge for the role of the Mendelssohn bank in the breaking of Napoleon’s Continental System blockade. His parents believed in education and thus, had decided that they give the children the best education they could get in the region. While gender segregation still existed during the time, Fanny was allowed to venture into music only that she would not become professional (Citron 105). Felix, on the other hand, was not thought by his father that he would turn out to be a splendid composer, that his sister, Fanny, would be, but this was not right. In no time, the young Felix had scaled the heights of music and became a renowned performer, composer, teacher, and director in no time. Other than his father believing that Felix would not get so far into music, he was hesitant with allowing the young boy to get .into the industry and it was until he saw the dedication in him that he finally caved into the young man’s dreams.