Sunday, March 7, 2010


''All right, I admit it: I thought I knew something about when the Mysterious Maestro who controls this website asked me to be Felix's blogger for a year. What I've learned is essentially that I knew next to nothing, and after the whole of 2009 I've still only scratched the surface of what made Felix Mendelssohn such a great composer, so influential a personage and such a sunny and generous-hearted individual who was adored by all who knew him. I've found it especially fascinating to explore his cultural and religious background and its context, from his grandfather Moses Mendelssohn to his 4x great-niece Sheila Hayman, whose documentary on the subject featured prominently in these screens. ..''
Jessica Ducen
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