The famous Mendelssohn's march often accompanies the wedding ceremony, its melody is well known throughout the world. His composer Felix Mendelssohn was a bright figure in Leipzig's musical life of 19th c. Coming from an affluent Jewish family, Felix Mendelssohn Bartoldi left behind an impressive musical legacy. The famous wedding march is but a part of a musical comedy after Shakespeare's Midsummer Night's Dream.
As we know Robert Schuman called Mendelssohn “the Mozart of 19th c.” Sadly, composer died young, at just 38 years of age. He was married with 5 children, but the news of his beloved sister Fanny's dying dealt a terrible blow to him: the next day after learning about her death he also died of a stroke. The house-museum in Golschmidt-Strasse preserves these sad memories, as well as personal belongings and musical instruments of the composer. Meanwhile, the rich interiors of the four-storey mansion remind us of the economic well-being of the Mendelsohn family.