Composer: Jakob Ludwig Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy
Dates: 3 February 1809 – 4 November 1847
Title of Piece: Overture from a Midsummer’s Night’s Dream
Brief Biography: Mendelssohn was a composer, organist, pianst and conductor of the Romantic era. He was born into a prominent Jewish family but was raised without religion and later was baptised a Reformed Christian. Mendelssohn was also a proficient artist in pencil and watercolour for his own pleasure. He wrote operas, concerti, symphonies and oratorios over a musical career of 29 years.