Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847) was an important composer, conductor, pianist, and organist in the early to mid 19th century. In 1835, he was named conductor of the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra. Here, he worked with not only this orchestra, but also the opera and choir of St. Thomas Church.
Some Mendelssohn in Leipzig
Gewandhaus. This concert hall is the 3rd concert hall in Leipzig with the same name. The first two, including the one in which Mendelssohn conducted, were destroyed. The hall is the home of the Gewandhaus Orchestra, one of the world’s finest ensembles.