From Mozart to Mendelssohn, great composers have often turned their hand to drawing - with varying degrees of skill...
In July 1829, the great composer went walking in Scotland with a friend. It inspired two of his greatest works.
His Wedding March is heard as brides walk down the aisle all over the world - but what else is there to know about Felix Mendelssohn?
Seiji Ozawa’s recording, with narration from a national treasure, is Classic FM’s top choice of Mendelssohn’s interpretation of a magical night in the woods.
Though his musical genius is indisputable, Felix Mendelssohn wasn’t the only talent in his family. As his great-granddaughter Cécile reveals, the family was a gifted bunch...
Dedicated to the advancement of music, Mendelssohn used his talent to push forward the boundaries of composing, conducting and programming.
Classic FM's in-depth look at Felix Mendelssohn ends here, with his final year.
Famous Felix Mendelssohn had a special relationship with Great Britain, as this episode of Classic FM's series finds out
The adventures of Felix Mendelssohn continue with a look at his travels around his native country, Germany.
Follow Mendelssohn through his European travels as Classic FM's in-depth look at his life continues.
Classic FM's series about Mendelssohn's incredible life continues here with a look at his creative breakthrough.
Mendelssohn had many admirers as a young prodigy. Read more in the fourth episode of our series looking at his life.
What were the first signs of musical genius? Find out in the third episode of our series looking at the life of Felix Mendelssohn
The second episode in the Classic FM series looking at the life of Felix Mendelssohn.
The first episode in a Classic FM series following Felix Mendelssohn through his life.
Classic FM's look at the top 30 greatest composers continues with Felix Mendelssohn
The descendants of Felix and Fanny Mendelssohn talk to Classic FM about their famous relative.
Discover Felix Mendelssohn's piano and organ music.
Stringed instruments, in particular the cello, benefit from Mendelssohn’s finest chamber writing.
Classic FM looks beyond the genius composing of Felix Mendelssohn to reveal a man of letters and images.
Classic FM looks at the musical influences that formed Mendelssohn style of composing
Classic FM finds out how much of a role religion played in Felix Mendelssohn's life and work.
Pianist Susan Tomes dismisses the accusation that Felix Mendelssohn’s music lacks depth.
Find out how the German writer Goethe discovered the prodigy that was Felix Mendelssohn.
Meet two of the composer’s peers: a nervous Bible-basher and an enigmatic prodigy who didn’t quite fulfil his potential.