During his childhood, he composed a handful of operas and 11 symphonies. At just 9 years old, he made his public debut in Berlin. InMendelssohn joined the Singakademie music academy and began composing non-stop. In alone, he wrote a violin sonata, two piano sonatas, multiple songs, a cantata, a brief opera and a male quartet. He presented his opera The Marriage of the Camacho, the following year in Berlin.
It was the only opera of his performed in public during his life. At Singakademie, Mendelssohn also became a conductor. Inhe conducted a performance of Bach's St. Matthew Passion. The performance's success led to other great opportunities, including a chance to conduct the London Philharmonic Society that same year. Known as his Scottish Symphony, the work commemorated his visit to Holyrood Chapel in Edinburgh and the highlands. Mendelssohn continued to compose prolifically while working as a conductor.
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In the Serenaders appeared in a variety show called the Yankee Clipper including a troupe of Hula Dancers from around the world which he called his "South Sea Lovelies" and for which he would make up a story about each dancer and would involve audience members in the show as well. Song Of The Islands - Felix Mendelssohn & His Hawaiian Serenaders - Hawaiian Serenade (Vinyl) its peak, the troupe numbered about fifty people. After the war, the Serenaders appeared on radio shows like " Song Of The Islands - Felix Mendelssohn & His Hawaiian Serenaders - Hawaiian Serenade (Vinyl) Playtime ", " Variety Bandbox ", and " Music for the Housewife ", as well as many Variety tours.
In the band suffered financial problems which culminated in when Mendelssohn appeared in bankruptcy court. He put together a tour to The Netherlands to repay his debts, but it was a financial disaster as the expenses were more than the payment received, and this left the whole company stranded without the fare back to England.
Mendelssohn negotiated with a local British Army camp, offering free shows to Song Of The Islands - Felix Mendelssohn & His Hawaiian Serenaders - Hawaiian Serenade (Vinyl) servicemen in exchange for overnight accommodation and subsidised transport back home. Mendelssohn traveled widely, and made the first of his ten visits to Britain in Afterwards he headed off to Italy.
The buoyant and optimistic mood with which his Italian Symphony begins bears all the hallmarks of a happy man, eager to make his mark on the work and express his travels through music. Mendelssohn was a great lover of Britain and the people of Britain loved him and his music back in equal measure. He travelled widely around the country, with trips to Scotland sparking two of his best-loved works: his Scottish Symphony and the Hebrides Overture.
Mendelssohn was an excellent watercolour painter. He also maintained an enormous correspondence which demonstrate his wit. Sometimes he would draw sketches and cartoons in the text of his letters. As well as composing, Mendelssohn was a highly proficient conductor, being given the plum job of music director at the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra inwhen he Song Of The Islands - Felix Mendelssohn & His Hawaiian Serenaders - Hawaiian Serenade (Vinyl) just His concert programmes included many of his own works as well as pieces by his contemporaries.
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