A musical genius, this man died at age 38 shortly after the death of his sister Fanny.
Felix Mendelssohn composer of Overture to William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream written when Mendelssohn was seventeen and oratorios St. Paul and Elijah. Mendelssohn and his wife had ten children.
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