About :Felix Mendelssohn (1809 -1847) was a German composer, conductor and pianist of the early Romantic period. A member of the Mendelssohn family, he was the grandson of the philosopher Moses Mendelssohn, the son of the banker and philanthropist Abraham Mendelssohn Bartholdy and the brother of the composer Fanny Mendelssohn.
After early successes in Germany, he travelled throughout Europe and was particularly well received in Britain, where, during his ten visits, several of his major works were premiered. A contemporary of Liszt, Wagner and Berlioz, he left a prolific output for his short life of 38 years (symphonies, concerti, oratorios, overtures, incidental music, works for solo piano, works for solo organ and chamber music). Mendelssohn wrote seven complete quartets and several pieces for this ensemble, as well as some unfinished scores.