'No more sorrow or partings'
This image appears in the gallery:
Mendelssohn: 15 facts about the great composer
15. 'No more sorrow or partings'
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’.