It is being discussed if the surname should be just "Mendelssohn" (common in English) or "Mendelssohn Bartholdy" (common in German) (1,2,3,4).

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Jakob Ludwig Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy (German: [ˈjaːkɔp ˈluːtvɪç ˈfeːlɪks ˈmɛndl̩szoːn baʁˈtɔldi]; 3 February 1809 – 4 November 1847(1847-11-04) (aged 38)), born and widely known as Felix Mendelssohn, was a German composer, pianist, organist and conductor of the early Romantic period.

A grandson of the philosopher Moses Mendelssohn, Felix Mendelssohn was born into a prominent Jewish family. He was brought up without religion until the age of seven, when he was baptised as a Reformed Christian. Mendelssohn was recognised early as a musical prodigy, but his parents were cautious and did not seek to capitalise on his talent.

Mendelssohn enjoyed early success in Germany, where he also revived interest in the music of Johann Sebastian Bach, and in his travels throughout Europe. He was particularly well received in Britain as a composer, conductor and soloist, and his ten visits there – during which many of his major works were premiered – form an important part of his adult career. His essentially conservative musical tastes, however, set him apart from many of his more adventurous musical contemporaries such as Franz Liszt, Richard Wagner, Charles-Valentin Alkan and Hector Berlioz. The Leipzig Conservatoire (now the University of Music and Theatre Leipzig), which he founded, became a bastion of this anti-radical outlook.

Mendelssohn wrote symphonies, concerti, oratorios, piano music and chamber music. His best-known works include his Overture and incidental music for A Midsummer Night's Dream, the Italian Symphony, the Scottish Symphony, the overture The Hebrides, his mature Violin Concerto, and his String Octet. His Songs Without Words are his most famous solo piano compositions. After a long period of relative denigration due to changing musical tastes and antisemitism in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, his creative originality has now been recognised and re-evaluated. He is now among the most popular composers of the Romantic era.

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Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2006 Coleção O Globo de música clássica, Volume 6: Felix Mendelssohn Mendelssohn; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Jane Glover, Leland Chen 1
2006 DIE ZEIT Klassik-Edition 09: Nigel Kennedy spielt Vivaldi und Mendelssohn Antonio Vivaldi, Felix Mendelssohn; Nigel Kennedy 1
2006 Italian and Reformation Symphonies Mendelssohn; Boston Symphony Orchestra, Charles Munch 2
2006 Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto / Bruch: Violin Concertos 1 & 2 Mendelssohn, Bruch; Itzhak Perlman, Concertgebouw Orchestra, New Philharmonia Orchestra, Bernard Haitink, Jesús López-Cobos 2
2006 Sinfonías “Escocesa” e “Italiana” / Concierto para violín Mendelssohn; Anne-Sophie Mutter, Orquesta Filarmónica de Berlin, Herbert von Karajan 1
2008 Ultimate Mendelssohn: The Essential Masterpieces Felix Mendelssohn 1
2008 Geistliches Vokalwerk Felix Mendelssohn 1
2008 Великие композиторы 12: Большое трио №1 Felix Mendelssohn 1
2009 Grandes compositores da música clássica, Volume 18: Mendelssohn Felix Mendelssohn 1
2009 Sämtliche Streichquartette / Complete String Quartets Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy; Gewandhaus-Quartett 1
2010 Le Monde du piano Moussorgski, Mendelssohn, Chopin, Scriabine; Vladimir Horowitz 1
2010 The 99 Most Essential Mendelssohn Masterpieces Felix Mendelssohn 1
2010 Grandes Compositores de la Música Clásica: Mendelssohn Felix Mendelssohn; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra 1
2011 Solo Piano Recordings 2: Beethoven: 32 Variations / Mendelssohn: Études Ludwig van Beethoven, Felix Mendelssohn; Sergey Rachmaninov 1
2011 Orchestral Works Felix Mendelssohn 1
2011 Complete String Quartets / Quintets / Sextet / Octet Mendelssohn 1
2011 Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto / Bartok: Violin Concerto no. 2 Mendelssohn, Bartók; Berliner Philharmoniker, Wilhelm Furtwängler, Yehudi Menuhin 1
2011 Violin Concertos Beethoven, Mendelssohn; Itzhak Perlman, Philharmonia Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, Carlo Maria Giulini, André Previn 1
2012 Great Romantic Symphonies Schubert, Brahms, Schumann, Mendelssohn, Berlioz, Mahler, Bruckner, Saint-Saëns, Franck, Dvořák, Strauss 1
2012 Great Violin Concertos Vivaldi, J.S. Bach, Mozart, Spohr, Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Bruch, Vieuxtemps, Brahms, Paganini, Saint-Saëns, Lalo, Tchaikovsky, Glazunov, Elgar, Wieniawski, Dvořák, Sibelius, Shostakovich, Prokofiev 1
2012 The Complete Symphonies / Concertos / String Symphonies Felix Mendelssohn 1
2012 Romantic Symphonies & Overtures Berlioz, Dvořák, Franck, Mendelssohn, Schubert, Schumann, J.S. Straus II, Tchaikovsky, Weber; Philharmonia Orchestra, New Philharmonia Orchestra, Otto Klemperer 2
2014 Mendelssohn: Complete Organ Music Felix Mendelssohn; Giulio Piovani 1
2016 BBC Music, Volume 24, Number 9: Mendelssohn: Symphony no. 4, 'Italian', Symphony no. 1 Felix Mendelssohn; BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Matthias Pintscher, Otto Tausk 1
8th Symphony (Unfinished) / 4th Symphony (Italian) Franz Schubert, Felix Mendelssohn; Bucharest Symphony Orchestra, Bruno Grynszpan 1
A Midsummer Night's Dream Felix Mendelssohn 1
Gallery of Classical Music: Grieg & Mendelssohn Grieg, Mendelssohn 1
Meisterwerke Der Klassik Felix Mendelssohn 1
Mendelssohn Felix Mendelssohn 1
Mendelssohn Collection Felix Mendelssohn 1
Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 4 "Italian", Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage Overture / Bizet: Symphony in C Felix Mendelssohn, Georges Bizet; Ljubljana Symphony Orchestra, Anton Nanut 1
Mozart: Piano Concerto nos. 17 & 18 / Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream / Violin Concerto Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Felix Mendelssohn; Peter Serkin, English Chamber Orchestra, Alexander Schneider, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Erich Leinsdorf, New Philharmonia Orchestra, Peter Maag 1
Sinfonía nº4 en La mayor Op.90, "Italiana", El sueño de una noche de verano Felix Mendelssohn 1
Sinfonie Nr. 3 "Schottische" / Sinfonie Nr. 4 "Italienische" Felix Mendelssohn; Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, Kurt Masur 1
Symphonie No. 4 "Italienische" / Ouverture "Die Hebriden" / Ein Sommernachtstraum (Auszüge) Mendelssohn; Leonard Bernstein, Rafael Kubelík 1
Symphony No. 3 in A minor ("Scottish"), Op. 56 / The Hebrides (Fingal's Cave), Op. 26 Felix Mendelssohn 1
Symphony no. 4 “Italian” / Symphony in C Felix Mendelssohn,Georges Bizet, international Concert Orchestra, Viktor Zimmerman 1
The Best of Mendelssohn Felix Mendelssohn 1
The Masters: Mendelssohn Felix Mendelssohn 1
Violin Concertos Mendelssohn, Bruch; Cho-Liang Lin 1
Violin Concertos Peter Ilyich Tchaïkovsky, Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy: Arthur Grumiaux, New Philharmonia Orchestra, Jan Krenz 2
Violinkonzert / Schottische Sinfonie / Hebriden-Ouvertüre Mendelssohn; Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Bernard Haitink, Henryk Szeryng 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1988 Violin Concertos Bruch / Mendelssohn / Berlioz 1
1993 Trios Opp. 49, 66 Mendelssohn, Beethoven; Arthur Grumiaux, Pierre Fournier, Nikita Magaloff 1
1998 Laureate Series - Cello Schumann, Beethoven, Schubert, Mendelssohn, Popper; Hai-Ye Ni, Hélène Jeanney 1
1998 Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto / Wagner: Parsifal Mendelssohn, Wagner; Jascha Heifetz, NBC Symphony Orchestra, Arturo Toscanini 1
2000 Gråsten Slotskirke 2000 Antonio Vivaldi, Felix Mendelssohn; Hans Christian Hein 1
2000 Mendelssohn: Symphonie 3 "Schottische" / Schubert: Symphonie 8 "Unvollendete" Mendelssohn, Schubert; Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Otto Klemperer 1
2003 Athalie, Op. 74 Felix Mendelssohn 1
2005 Mendelssohn: The Hebrides / Elgar: Symphony no. 1 Mendelssohn, Elgar; Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Jeffrey Tate 1
2005 Beethoven: Clarinet Trio in B flat, op.11 / Mendelssohn: Octet in E flat, op. 20 Beethoven, Mendelssohn; The Nash Ensemble 1
2009 BBC Music, Volume 17, Number 10: Symphony No. 2 "Lobgesang" Felix Mendelssohn; BBC National Orchestra of Wales, BBC National Chorus of Wales , Véronique Gens, Pamela Helen Stephen, Robert Tear, Richard Hickox 1
2009 Symphonies nos 1 and 4 Italian Mendelssohn; Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Andrew Litton 1
2009 Symphony no. 2 Lobgesang Mendelssohn; Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Bergen Philharmonic Choir, Edvard Grieg Kor, The Danish National Vocal Ensemble / DR, Judith Howarth, Jennifer Larmore, Christoph Prégardien, Andrew Litton 1
2009 Bach: Christen, atzet diesen Tag / Mendelssohn: Vom Himmel hoch / Vaughan Williams: The First Nowell Bach, Mendelssohn, Williams; Lisa Milne, Ruxandra Donose, Andrew Staples, Christopher Maltman, London Philharmonic Orchestra & Choir, Vladimir Jurowski 1
2011 Brahms: Double Concerto / Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto Brahms, Mendelssohn; Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Daniel Barenboim, Itzhak Perlman, Yo‐Yo Ma 2
2011 Violin Concertos Mendelssohn, Schumann; Christian Tetzlaff, Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra, Paavo Järvi 1
2014 Elias - Chorkonzert Felix Mendelssohn, Pia Gensler-Schäfer, Erwachsenenchöre an St. Johannes Baptist und St. Heinrich, Leichlingen, Crescendo Chor Leichlingen, Erwachsenen- und Jugendchor an St. Lambertus, Steffanie Patzke, Esther Borghorst, Johannes Klüser, Arndt Schumacher & Camerata Louis Spohr 2
2015 Symphony no. 5 "Reformation" / Overture: Ruy Blas / Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage Mendelssohn; London Symphony Orchestra, Sir John Eliot Gardiner 1
2016 Symphony No. 1; Symphony No. 4 'Italian' Felix Mendelssohn; Sir John Eliot Gardiner / London Symphony Orchestra 1
Mozart: Clarinet Concerto / Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream / Schubert: Symphony no. 8 Mozart, Mendelssohn, Schubert; BBC Symphony Orchestra, Sir Malcolm Sargent, Jack Brymer 1
Symphonie Nr.3 op.56 Felix Mendelssohn 1

Album + Soundtrack

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1989 Symphonies n° 4 & n° 3 Mendelssohn; Orchestre philarmonique de France, Laurent Petitgirard 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2012 Hebrides Overture Fingal's Cave Felix Mendelssohn; Musopen Symphony Orchestra 1
2012 String Quartet No. 6 in F minor, Op. 80 Felix Mendelssohn; Musopen String Quartet 1
2012 Symphony No. 3 in A Minor Scottish, Op. 56 Felix Mendelssohn; Musopen Symphony Orchestra 1
2012 Symphony No. 4 in A Major, Op. 90 'Italian' Felix Mendelssohn; Musopen Symphony Orchestra 1
Landscape Classics Series, No. 56 Felix Mendelssohn 1
Mendelssohn: String sinfonias Felix Mendelssohn 1

Unspecified type

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1993 Ödipus Mendelssohn; Berliner Rundfunkchor, Männerchor "Carl Maria von Weber", Radio-Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Stefan Soltesz 1
1998 Elias (Andreas Schmidt, Andrea Rost, Cornelia Kallisch, Deon van der Walt:Solo vocalists, Gurzenich-Orchester Koln: James Conlon) Felix Mendelssohn 1
1999 Elijah Mendelssohn; Gwyneth Jones, Janet Baker, Nicolai Gedda, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, New Philharmonia Orchestra, Chorus, Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos 1
2005 Mendelssohn - Tchaikovsky: Violin Concertos Felix Mendelssohn, Пётр Ильич Чайковский; Виктория Муллова 1
2005 Mendelssohn . Symphonies Nos 3 & 5 . Staatskapelle Dresden . Sir Collin Davis Vol.4 Felix Mendelssohn 1
2005 Mendelssohn Bartholdy Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Leland Chen & Jane Glover 1
2007 String quartets 1-6 Felix Mendelssohn & Cherubini Quartett 1
2010 Mendelssohn Felix Mendelssohn; Anne-Sophie Mutter, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, Kurt Masur, André Previn & Lynn Harrell 1
2012 Lieder ohne Worte (excerpts) Felix Mendelssohn & Walter Gieseking 2
4 - Octet Op. 20 Felix Mendelssohn 1
A Midsummer Night's Dream Felix Mendelssohn 1
A Midsummer Night's Dream Felix Mendelssohn 1
Best-Loved Classics 2 Borodin, Khachaturian, Mozart, Mendelssohn; Neville Marriner, Yehudi Menuhin 1
Chamber Music (disc 4: String Quartets Op. 44 Nos 2 & 3) (The English String Quartet) Felix Mendelssohn 1
Coll. radio classique Vol. 18 Mendelssohn - Schumann Robert Schumann & Felix Mendelssohn 1
Concerto Op. 64 / Le Ebridi Op. 26 / Op. 27 / Op. 89 (Philarmonica Slavonica, A. Lizzio) Felix Mendelssohn 1
Drei Kirchenmusiken - Drei Motetten (Matt, Chamber Choir of Europe) Felix Mendelssohn 1
Drei Psalmen, Sechs Sprüche, Die Deutsche Liturgie (Matt, Chamber Choir Europe) Felix Mendelssohn 1
Hora est - Te Deum - Ave Maria (Nicol Matt, Chamber Choir of Europe) Felix Mendelssohn 1
Hymne Op.96 & Lauda Sion Op.73 (Nicol Matt, Chamber Choir of Europe) Felix Mendelssohn 1
Lieder Ohne Worte Felix Mendelssohn 1
Magnificat & Gloria (Nicol Matt, Amadeus-Chor) Felix Mendelssohn 1
Mendelssohn Complete String Symphonies (disc 3) Felix Mendelssohn 1
Mendelssohn: Sinfonia No. 4 / Dvorak: Sinfonia No. 9 (Berliner Philharmoniker & Orchestra Sinfonica Torino) Mendelssohn / Dvořák 1
Piano Works Vol.4 Felix Mendelssohn 1
Psalmen, Psalmmotetten, Choralharmonisierungen Felix Mendelssohn 1
Psalmkantaten No.42-95-98 (Matt, Chamber Choir of Europe, Württembergische Ph Reutlingen) Felix Mendelssohn 1
Psalmkantaten No.114-115 - Choralkantaten No.1-3 (Matt, Chamber Choir Europe, W.P.R) Felix Mendelssohn 1
Songs without Words Felix Mendelssohn; András Schiff 1
Songs Without Words, Volume 1 Felix Mendelssohn 1
Symphonies No. 1 in C minor Op. 11 & No. 4 in A major Op. 90 (Radio kamerorkest, Frans Brüggen) Felix Mendelssohn 1

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