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In Mendelssohn wrote to a correspondent about the composition of the Songs Without Words :. If you ask me what I had in mind when I wrote it, I would say: just the song as it is. And if I happen to have certain words in mind for one or another of these songs, I would never want to tell them to anyone, because the same words never mean the same things to others.
Felix Mendelssohn 3 February — 4 November was a German composer, pianist, organist and conductor of the early Romantic period. In his music Mendelssohn largely observed Classical models and practices while initiating key aspects of Romanticism. Mendelssohn enjoyed early success in Germany and was well received in his travels throughout Europe as a composer, conductor and soloist. His ten visits to Britain, during which many of his major works were premiered — form an important part of his adult career. Mendelssohn wrote symphonies, concertos, piano music and chamber music. Mendelssohn is among the most popular composers of the Romantic era.
Songs Without Words Lieder ohne Worte is a series of short lyrical piano pieces by the Romantic composer Felix Mendelssohn , written between and His sister Fanny Mendelssohn and other composers also wrote pieces in the same genre. The eight volumes of Songs Without Words , each consisting of six "songs" Lieder , were written at various points throughout Mendelssohn's life, and were published separately. The piano became increasingly popular in Europe during the early nineteenth century, when it became a standard item in many middle-class households. The pieces are within the grasp of pianists of various abilities and this undoubtedly contributed to their popularity. This great popularity has caused many critics to under-rate their musical value.