A Life in Music – Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, Part 3: At the height of his fame

When Felix Mendelssohn was appointed Kapellmeister of the Leipzig Gewandhaus orchestra in 1835, he was the most famous composer in Europe. In this, the third and final part of Mendelssohn’s Life in Music, Philharmoniker percussionist Simon Rössler explains how the composer professionalised the music business, why his famous violin concerto remained a sketch for years, and how it came about that he “just vegetated like a shrub”.

Simon Rössler



Simon Rössler percussion, conductor

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