He had offers from both Munich and Leipzig for important musical posts, namely, direction of the Munich Operathe editorship of the prestigious Leipzig music journal the Allgemeine musikalische Zeitungand direction of the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra ; he accepted the latter in Bach following his performance of the St. In particular, his String Quartet No. Mendelssohn's concerts included, in addition to many of his own works, three series of "historical concerts" featuring music of the eighteenth century, and a number of works by his contemporaries. Mendelssohn's mature symphonies are numbered approximately in the order of publication, rather than the order in which they were composed.
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This page was last edited on 12 Februaryat Although Mendelssohn attributed great importance to musical education, and made a substantial commitment to the Conservatoire he founded in Leipzig, he did not greatly enjoy teaching and took only a very few private pupils who he believed had notable qualities. It was produced in Berlin inbut coolly received. Mendelssohn also wrote a lesser-known, early concerto for violin and strings in D minor ; four piano concertos "no. University of Chicago Press. InLind erected a plaque in Mendelssohn's memory at his birthplace in Hamburg.
In German and some other languages the surname "Mendelssohn Bartholdy" sometimes hyphenated is generally used. He was brought up without religion until the age of seven, when he was baptised as a Reformed Christian. At age 16 Mendelssohn wrote his String Octet in E-flat majora work which has been regarded as "mark[ing] the beginning of his maturity as a composer. The main collections of Mendelssohn's original musical autographs and letters are to be found in the Bodleian LibraryOxford University, the New York Public Libraryand the Staatsbibliothek in Berlin. His version of romanticism, already evident in his earliest works, consisted in musical "pictorialism" of a fairly conventional, objective nature though exquisitely wrought.