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Felix Mendelssohn has sometimes been called the "classical romantic." Born in 1809 in the first generation of romantic composers, Mendelssohn's music is the most conservative of the group. If Chopin and Schumann are the Shelly and Keats of Music, then Mendelssohn is perhaps her Wordsworth, with music that is highly sensitive, refined and restrained but still filled with the poetic sensibilities of the age. When Mendelssohn died at an early age like his great colleagues, it was not from an archtypal Romantic affliction such as tuberculosis or madness, but rather from overwork and an ensuing stroke.

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Felix Mendelssohn has sometimes been called the "classical romantic." Born in 1809 in the first generation of romantic composers, Mendelssohn's music is the most conservative of the group. If Chopin and Schumann are the Shelly and Keats of Music, then Mendelssohn is perhaps her Wordsworth, with music that is highly sensitive, refined and restrained but still filled with the poetic sensibilities of the age. When Mendelssohn died at an early age like his great colleagues, it was not from an archtypal Romantic affliction such as tuberculosis or madness, but rather from overwork and an ensuing stroke. More...

 
    August Gottfried Ritter, Composer
  August Gottfried Ritter, Composer
August Gottfried Ritter was a German romantic composer and organist. Co-creator, together with Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, of the first example of Romantic Organ Sonata (the first one was composed in 1845); he moved in 1847 from being organist in Me...
 
       
 
         
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