Symphony No.9 in D minor Opus 125 Ludwig Van Beethoven
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Mendelssohn: 15 facts about the great composer
Mendelssohn suffered from poor health in the final years of his life. A hectic final tour of England left him exhausted and ill. He died aged 38 after a series of strokes. Mendelssohn once described death as a place ‘where it is to be hoped there is still music, but no more sorrow or partings’.