A prologue suggests thw incident depicted is said to have occurred near Leipzig over 100 years earlier. The Baron and Herr Mendelssohn overheard a peasant playing his violin concerto while the fiancée, Hilda, was dancing around. Invited to play at the Baron's house, the peasant was offered a chance to study at the Conservatory in Leipzig, but he refuses. Hilda explained he refused because they were to be married, so the Baron tells her she will go with him and Herr Mendelssohn will write their wedding march.
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Felix Mendelssohn, one of the world's foremost composers, was born of Jewish parents, in Germany, February 3, 1809. His material worries were minimized by family wealth, and consequently he devoted much of his time to helping musicians less fortunate than himself - as illustrated in the following incident, said to have taken place near Leipzig, over a hundred years ago.
Violin Concerto in E Minor, Op.64
Written by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
Played on violin by a peasant See more